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Khreem Smith
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Smith (#58) talking with Josh Victorian in 2017
No. 58     
Defensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-07-07) July 7, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: St. James, Jamaica
Career information
College: Oklahoma State
Undrafted in 2004
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2004)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Honorable mention All-KJCCC (2000)
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Khreem Smith (born July 7, 1979) is a gridiron football offensive lineman for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Oklahoma State.

Smith has also played for the Memphis Xplorers, Chicago Rush, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Slaughter, Spokane Shock, BC Lions, Jacksonville Sharks, Baltimore Brigade Washington Valor.

Professional careerEdit

NFLEdit

Smith went undrafted in the 2004 NFL Draft. However, he attended the Baltimore Ravens training camp in 2004.[1]

Arena Football LeagueEdit

He played for the Memphis Xplorers of AF2 in 2005 and the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League in 2006. He helped the Rush win ArenaBowl XX. Smith recorded 22.5 tackles, eight sacks, six forced fumbles, two passes breakups and one blocked kick in 2006. His eight sacks were the third-highest single-season total in team history, behind John Moyer’s 10 sacks in 2004 and 9 in 2003. Smith led the AFL in forced fumbles and was second in the league in sacks, garnering Second Team All-Arena and All-Rookie team recognition.[2]

NFL (II)Edit

Smith signed with the Minnesota Vikings immediately after winning ArenaBowl XX in June 2006,.[2] He began the regular season on the practice squad, and was elevated to the active roster late in the 2006 NFL season.[3] In 2007, Smith was released by the Vikings in training camp and signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. He was elevated to the active roster on December 5 and finished the season there. On February 13, 2008, he was placed on waivers.

Arena Football League (II)Edit

Smith returned to the AFL and spent the 2008 season as a member of the Chicago Rush.

Continental Indoor Football LeagueEdit

On February 27, 2009, the Chicago Slaughter of the Continental Indoor Football League announced the signing of Khreem Smith.[4]

Arena Football League (III)Edit

Smith returned to the Arena Football League for the third time after one season in the Continental Indoor Football League. He spent the 2010 season with the Milwaukee Iron and the 2011 season with the Spokane Shock before being traded to the Utah Blaze with Antonio Narcisse for Erik Meyer and Raymond McNeil.[5]

Canadian Football LeagueEdit

After spending 8 years on 9 different teams in the United States, Smith signed with BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Smith won the 99th Grey Cup to conclude his first season in the CFL. In his first two seasons in the CFL, Smith recorded 47 tackles and 12 sacks with 2 forced fumbles. On February 28, 2013, the Lions signed Smith to a contract extension.[6]

Arena Football League (IV)Edit

On March 14, 2016, Smith was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks.[7]

On January 19, 2017, he was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.[8] He earned AFL Defensive Lineman of the Year and First Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[9][10]

On April 4, 2018, Smith was assigned to the Washington Valor.[11]

On March 5, 2019, Smith was assigned to the Columbus Destroyers.

Personal lifeEdit

During the off-season Smith is an elementary school teacher (grades 1 to 4)[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Khreem Smith - ArenaFootball.com — The Official Web site of the Arena Football League AFL
  2. 2.0 2.1 "KHREEM SMITH BACK WITH RUSH". oursportscentral.com. April 11, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170819200913/http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/khreem-smith-back-with-rush/n-3621095. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  3. http://www.vikings.com/rostermoves.html
  4. "Home of the Continental Indoor Football League". CIFLFootball.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19. https://web.archive.org/web/20120519135516/http://ciflfootball.com/ciflwebsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=362%3Asmith-signs-with-slaughter&catid=21%3Ateam-news&Itemid=53. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  5. Jim Meehan (May 30, 2011). "Shock acquire Meyer, trade Smith, Narcisse". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2011/may/30/shock-acquire-meyer-trade-smith-narcisse/. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  6. https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=417036 BC Lions extend Smith's contract
  7. "Sharks Add Veteran Defensive End". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. March 13, 2016. http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=13032. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  8. "Transactions". afldigital.com. Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170819195728/http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  9. "Baltimore's Smith Named Defensive Lineman of the Year". arenafootball.com. August 18, 2017. Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170819195800/http://www.arenafootball.com/articles/baltimores-smith-named-defensive-lineman-of-the-year. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  10. "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170916034752/http://www.arenafootball.com/articles/afl-announces-all-arena-first-and-second-teams. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  11. "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180405070513/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Washington_Valor-227/transactions/. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  12. The Vancouver Sun [Vancouver, B.C] 26 Nov 2011: H.2.

External linksEdit

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