Quanterus Smith
Smith in the 2014 NFL season.
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Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Decatur, Georgia
Career information
College: Western Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2013 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     11
Sacks     0
Forced fumbles     0

Quanterus Smith (born November 26, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Western Kentucky. Smith was drafted in the fifth round, 146 overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Smith attended Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia.[1] He earned First-Team All-County honors while at high school.[1] He also was lettered in Basketball for the Grayson Rams Basketball team.[1]

College careerEdit

He was selected to Phil Steele's all-Sun Belt Conference third team following his Sophomore season.[2] He finished his Sophomore season with 47 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 pass deflections, and 2 forced fumbles.[3] He finished his Junior season with a total of 38 tackles, 7.5 sacks.[3] On November 19, 2012, he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a regular season game against Louisiana-Lafayette and would miss the remainder of his senior season.[4][5] Following the conclusion of his Senior season on December 5, 2012, he was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of The Year for his outstanding breakout season[6] in which he recorded 38 Tackles, Career High 12.5 Sacks, one pass deflection, one fumble recovery in which returned 75 yards for a touchdown and 3 Forced fumbles.[3] He finished college with a total of 135 Tackles, 24 Sacks, 3 Pass Deflections and 5 Forced fumbles.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Smith was drafted in the 5th round, 146th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft.[7] On May 10, 2013, Smith signed his rookie contract.[8] On August 31, 2013, he was placed on injured reserve with an ACL injury.[9] On April 28, 2015, Smith was waived.[10]

New York JetsEdit

On October 28, 2015, Smith was signed to the practice squad of the New York Jets.[11] On November 19, 2015, he was released.[12]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On November 23, 2015, Smith was signed to the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13]

Detroit Lions Edit

On July 20, 2016, Smith signed to the Detroit Lions.[14] On August 29, 2016, Smith was waived by the Lions.[15]

He participated in The Spring League in 2017.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

On August 15, 2017, Smith was charged with armed robbery after he and a friend robbed an AT&T store at gun point and led police on a high speed chase[17] in Douglas County, Georgia.[18]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Western Kentucky Profile". Archived from the original on November 2, 2010.
  2. "Five Hilltoppers Named To Phil Steele All-Sun Belt Conference Team". Retrieved December 3, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Quanterus Smith College Statistics".
  4. "Quanterus Smith Tears ACL, Out For Season". Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  5. "Torn ACL ends season for DE Quanterus Smith". Retrieved November 20, 2012.
  6. "WKU’s Quanterus Smith named Sun Belt Defensive Player of The Year, Six Hilltoppers Selected First Team All-Conference". Retrieved December 5, 2012.
  7. Montgomery, Kyle (April 27, 2013). "2013 NFL Draft: Denver Broncos select DE Quanterus Smith in Round 5".
  8. Mike, Bronco (May 10, 2013). "Broncos sign DE Quanterus Smith and WR Tavarres King".
  9. Montgomery, Kyle (August 31, 2013). "Broncos place Quanterus Smith on IR, release Lilja, King".
  10. Mike, Bronco (April 28, 2015). "Broncos waive DL Quanterus Smith".
  11. B, John (October 28, 2015). "Jets Release Steve Weatherford".
  12. Wyatt, David (November 20, 2015). "Jets Sign DB Kevin Short, Cut DE Quanterus Smith".
  13. Bouda, Nate (November 23, 2015). "Jaguars Sign OLB Quanterus Smith To Practice Squad - NFL Trade Rumors -" (in en-US).
  14. Sessler, Marc (July 20, 2015). "Lions add free-agent pass rusher Quanterus Smith".
  15. "Lions acquire G Brandon Thomas via trade with 49ers and announce additional roster moves".
  16. Levine, Ben (April 9, 2017). "The Spring League Announces Camp Roster". Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  17. "Former NFL Player Leads Police On Chase Following Robbery (Police Dash Cam Video)", Youtube, August 21, 2017,
  18. "Ex-NFL player arrested after armed robbery", Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 15, 2017,

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