Jacquies Smith
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-18) March 18, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
College: Missouri
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2012)*
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     43
Sacks     13.5
Forced fumbles     4
Fumble recoveries     4
Defensive touchdowns     1

Jacquies Smith (pronounced "Jack") (born March 18, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Missouri. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Early yearsEdit

He attended South Oak Cliff High School. He was an All-Midlands Region defensive lineman by PrepStar Magazine.[1]

College careerEdit

In his sophomore season, he was the Team Spring Most Improved Defensive lineman. In his Junior season, he was selected for the Jeff Rigman Outstanding Underclassman Leadership Award[2] and was selected to the 2nd-Team All-Big 12 team following the conclusion of his Junior season.[3] In his Senior season, he was named to the Pre-Season 1st-Team All-Big 12 Lindy's, Blue Ribbon, Pre-Season 2nd-Team All-Big 12 Athlon, Phil Steele.[1] He also was selected to the Pre-Season CFPA DL Watch List and Pre-Season Lombardi Watch List prior to the season.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

On May 4, 2012, he signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.[5][6] On August 25, 2012, he was released among roster cuts.[7]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

On October 1, 2012, he signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.[8][9] In his tenure with the team, he only recorded one tackle for the 2012 CFL season.[10]

New York JetsEdit

On December 4, 2012, he signed with the New York Jets to join the practice squad.[11] On December 31, he was signed with the New York Jets to a reserve/future contract.[12] He was released on August 31, 2013.[13]

Buffalo BillsEdit

Smith signed with the Buffalo Bills on December 30, 2013.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10, 2014 after the team had waived rookie defensive end Scott Solomon. Since joining Tampa Bay Smith was able to go from a rotational Defensive lineman to beating out William Gholston for the starting Defensive End position. Under Lovie Smith's Tampa 2 system Smith has recorded 17 combined tackles, 13 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble for the 2014 season in only 8 starts.

On November 1, 2015, Smith left with an ankle injury in Week 8's matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.[14] On November 6, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ruled Smith out for Week 9's matchup against the New York Giants.[15] On November 13, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ruled Smith out for Week 10's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.[16] On November 22, 2015, Smith was cleared to play in Week 11's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.[17] On December 4, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ruled Smith out for Week 13's matchup against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hamstring injury.[18]

On September 12, 2016, Smith was placed on injured reserve after he sustained a right knee injury in the season-opening win against the Atlanta Falcons.[19]

On October 5, 2017, Smith was released by the Buccaneers.[20]

Detroit LionsEdit

On October 18, 2017, Smith signed with the Detroit Lions.[21] He was released on October 28, 2017 but was re-signed two days later.[22][23] He was waived on November 14, 2017.[24]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On July 26, 2018, the Arizona Cardinals signed Smith to a one-year contract.[25] He was released by the Cardinals on September 24, 2018.[26]

Oakland RaidersEdit

On November 5, 2018, Smith was signed by the Oakland Raiders.[27] He played in three games before being placed on injured reserve on November 26, 2018 with an Achilles injury.[28]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Missouri Tigers Profile".
  2. "Tiger Football Hands Out Team Awards". Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  3. "All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". Retrieved November 30, 2010.
  4. "Smith, Madison Named to Lombardi Watch List". Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  5. "Dolphins Announce Signing Of 16 Undrafted College Free Agents". Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  6. "Dolphins sign up 16 college free agents". Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  7. "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  8. "Tiger-Cats Add to Defensive Line". Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  9. "TIGER-CATS ADD TO DEFENSIVE LINE". Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  10. "Jacquies Smith #92 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats".
  11. "LB Jacquies Smith Signed to Practice Squad". Retrieved December 4, 2012.
  12. "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  13. Lange, Randy (August 31, 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  14. "Buccaneers' Jacquies Smith: Misses practice Wednesday -". Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  15. "Buccaneers' Jacquies Smith: Ruled out Sunday -". Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  16. "Buccaneers' Jacquies Smith: Will not play against Cowboys -". Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  17. "Bucs-Eagles Inactives: Jackson, Smith Return". Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  18. "Buccaneers vs. Falcons Injury Report". Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  19. Smith, Scott (September 12, 2016). "Jacquies Smith Headed to Injured Reserve".
  20. Smith, Scott (October 5, 2017). "Bucs Promote Isaiah Johnson, Waive Jacquies Smith".
  21. "Lions sign free agents DE Jacquies Smith and T Bryce Harris". October 18, 2017.
  22. "Jacquies Smith: Let go by Lions". October 28, 2017.
  23. "Lions sign DE Jacquies Smith and place G Tim Lelito on Reserve-Injured". October 30, 2017.
  24. "Lions sign free agents WR Jace Billingsley and DE George Johnson". November 15, 2017.
  25. Urban, Darren (July 26, 2018). "Cardinals Sign Arthur Moats, Jacquies Smith".
  26. Williams, Charean (September 24, 2018). "Cardinals claim Ifeadi Odenigbo off waivers, cut Jacquies Smith". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  27. "Raiders sign defensive end Jacquies Smith". November 5, 2018.
  28. "Raiders DE Jacquies Smith placed on injured reserve with Achilles injury". November 26, 2018.

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