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DeAndre Smelter
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Smelter with Georgia Tech in 2014
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-03) December 3, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Macon, Georgia
Career information
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 4 / Pick: 132
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2015 2017)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Receptions     1
Receiving yards     23
Receiving touchdowns     0

DeAndre Tremaine Smelter (born December 3, 1991) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

College careerEdit

Smelter originally was drafted by the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball in 2010, but turned it down to play college baseball at Georgia Tech.[1] After playing 3 seasons of baseball 2011-2013, primarily as a relief pitcher, shoulder problems caused him to turn to football. Smelter went on to play 2 seasons as a starting wide receiver for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. However, on November 29, 2014, in the traditional year ending rivalry game against the University of Georgia, Smelter tore his ACL.[2]

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Smelter was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, 132nd overall.[3]

On September 3, 2016, he was released by the 49ers.[4] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 18, 2016.[5] He was promoted to the active roster on December 20, 2016.[6] In Week 17, Smelter caught his first career reception from Colin Kaepernick against the Seattle Seahawks on January 1, 2017, which went for 23 yards and a first down.

On September 2, 2017, Smelter was waived by the 49ers and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[7][8]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On January 17, 2018, Smelter signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[9] He was waived on May 11, 2018.[10]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On June 15, 2018, Smelter signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[11] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/75338/smelter-finds-success-far-from-where-he-started
  2. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/deandre_smelter_856120.html
  3. Fann, Joe (May 2, 2015). "San Francisco 49ers Draft Georgia Tech WR DeAndre Smelter". http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/San-Francisco-49ers-Draft-Georgia-Tech-WR-DeAndre-Smelter/d5a1744e-9eee-4f3c-b12f-32c3dd052faa.
  4. "49ers Release 20 Players, Announce Other Roster Moves". September 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170906134538/http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Release-20-Players-Announce-Other-Roster-Moves/58e4c5ab-b77c-4050-998f-7a94a732c911.
  5. "49ers Sign WR DeAndre Smelter to Practice Squad, Release WR Dres Anderson". October 18, 2016. https://www.49ers.com/news/49ers-sign-wr-deandre-smelter-to-practice-squad-release-wr-dres-anderso-17908906.
  6. "49ers Place WR Quinton Patton on IR, Promote WR DeAndre Smelter to Active Roster". December 20, 2016. https://www.49ers.com/news/49ers-place-wr-quinton-patton-on-ir-promote-wr-deandre-smelter-to-activ-18308659.
  7. "49ers Cut Roster Down to 53 Players". September 2, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180302212729/http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Cut-Roster-Down-to-53-Players/ba6c27ba-9518-4510-8baa-2698a0dcba11.
  8. "49es Claim DL Xavier Cooper off Waivers, Sign 8 Players to Practice Squad". September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180130111803/http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49es-Claim-DL-Xavier-Cooper-off-Waivers-Sign-8-Players-to-Practice-Squad/1e2de330-615c-4256-8766-dcf64c14ff7a.
  9. "Roster Move: Colts Sign WR DeAndre Smelter To Reserve/Future Contract". January 17, 2018. https://www.colts.com/news/roster-move-colts-sign-wr-deandre-smelter-to-reserve-future-contract-20268153.
  10. "ROSTER MOVE: Colts Sign WR-Kasen Williams". May 11, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180512181512/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/ROSTER-MOVE-Colts-Sign-WR-Kasen-Williams/c6bb7b6a-064e-4fca-85f4-d5fab8083ad9.
  11. Williams, Charean (June 15, 2018). "Jaguars sign DeAndre Smelter, waive Michael Hughes". https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/06/15/jaguars-sign-deandre-smelter-waive-michael-hughes/.
  12. Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". https://www.jaguars.com/news/roster-reduction-jaguars-move-to-53-players.

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