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Taj Smith
No. 88     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-30) September 30, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Syracuse
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2010 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2008)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at CFL.ca

Tajiddin M. Smith-Wilson (born September 30, 1983) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Syracuse and Bakersfield College.

He has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

College CareerEdit

Bakersfield Community College Bakersfield: Set the single-season school record with 53 catches in 2005 … First player in Bakersfield history to catch more than 50 passes in a season … Compiled 960 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, which both rank third on the single season ledger … Had 95 catches in his two years with the Renegades, which is tied for the highest total in school history … His 1,670 career receiving yards and 16 career touchdowns both rank second all-time … First-team all-conference and an honorable mention All-American …

Professional careerEdit

Green Bay PackersEdit

In his first 2008 preseason game with the Green Bay Packers, Smith caught two passes for 23 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was waived by the team during final cuts on August 30.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Smith was signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts on September 25, 2008. He was released on December 3, but re-signed on December 8. After finishing the season on the practice squad, Smith was re-signed to a future contract on January 5, 2009. He spent the 2009 season on the practice squad, and was re-signed to a future contract on February 11, 2010. Taj Smith was cut on the Indianapolis Colts roster cut down day and was a free agent. He was later re-signed to add depth to Indianapolis's depleted receiver corps. On 5 December, in a game against the Dallas Cowboys Smith blocked a punt and recovered it in the endzone, tying the game for the Colts. Played in all 4 preseason games in 2011. He finished with 12 catches, 210 yards and 2TD and in the last preseason game he ended well with 8 catches, 140 yards, and the game winning Touchdown.

On September 3, 2011, Smith was waived by the Colts.

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

Smith signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL on January 30, 2012. Started 13 regular season games and West Semi-Final at wide receiver…spent the first four weeks on the practice roster…missed one game due to injury…finished with 47 catches for 690 yards and 2 touchdowns…also played special teams adding three tackles…had four catches for 81 yards in the playoffs.[1]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=RECEIVING&conference=null&season=2011&seasonType=PRE&d-447263-s=RECEIVING_YARDS&d-447263-o=2&d-447263-n=1
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