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For the 1920s National Football League player, see Warren Smith (American football).
Warren Smith
No. 8 – Atlantic City Blackjacks
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1990-02-20) February 20, 1990 (age 31)
Forked River, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Lanoka Harbor (NJ) Lacey Township
College:Maine
Undrafted:2012
Career history
* Dresden Monarchs (2012)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second Team All-CAA (2011)
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:230 / 367
Passing yards:2,533
TDINT:47–15
QB rating:98.11
Rushing TD:7
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Warren Smith (born February 20, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Atlantic City Blackjacks of the Arena Football League (AFL). He played college football at the University of Maine.

College career

Smith continued his football career playing for Iona College, where he was named the team's starting quarterback as a freshman in 2008.[1] Following the 2008 season, Iona dropped football from its athletics programs, leaving the players the ability to transfer without sitting out a season.[2] Smith decided to transfer to the University of Maine, where he won the starting quarterback position as a junior in 2010,[3] leading the Black Bears to a 4–7 record. As a senior in 2011,[4] he led the team to an 8–3 regular season record, helping the Black Bears qualify for the NCAA Championship Playoffs.[5] The Black Bears won their first-round game, but lost in the second round to Georgia Southern.[6] Smith was named Second Team All-Colonial Athletic Association following the season.[7]

Professional career

Dresden Monarchs

In 2012, Smith signed with the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football League. Smith was the Monarchs leading passer and second leading rusher on the season. The Monarchs finished third in the northern division of the GFL with a 10-4 record and qualified for the play-offs where they were knocked out by the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes in the semi finals. [8]

Richmond Raiders

In 2013, Smith signed with the Richmond Raiders of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL).[9] Smith guided the Raiders to a 7–5 record during the regular season, tying the second best record in the PIFL. Smith and the Raiders won their playoff game against the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, but would lose PIFL Cup II to the Alabama Hammers.[10]

Trenton Freedom

In 2014, Smith signed with the expansion Trenton Freedom, also of the PIFL.[11] Smith's impressive 46 touchdowns passing and 13 more rushing, led to him being named the 2014 PIFL MVP.[12]

Spokane Shock

In October 2014, Smith was assigned to the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League (AFL).[13] Smith made his first career start for the Shock during their Week 7 game against the Los Angeles KISS. Smith completed 23 of 29 attempts with six touchdowns in a 68–46 victory.[14] He finished the season with 1,816 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 11 interceptions and five rushing touchdowns in eight starts at quarterback.[15][16]

Philadelphia Yellow Jackets

On October 15, 2015, Smith signed with the Philadelphia Yellow Jackets of American Indoor Football.[17] On May 24, 2016, Smith was released.

Philadelphia Soul

On October 16, 2015, Smith was assigned to the Philadelphia Soul. On February 5, 2016, Smith was reassigned by the Soul.

Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

On May 24, 2016, Smith signed with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. He earned NAL MVP and First Team All-NAL honors in 2017 after playing in 10 games while completing 169 of 256 passes for 1,953 yards, 56 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.[18][19][20] He re-signed with the Steelhawks in September 2017.[21]

Tampa Bay Storm

On July 19, 2016, Smith was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm. He completed two of two pass attempts for 21 yards in the Storm's playoff loss to the Philadelphia Soul. He also rushed once for three yards.[22]

Baltimore Brigade

Smith was the eighth, and final, player selected by the Baltimore Brigade in the January 2017 expansion draft.[23] On July 13, 2017, the Brigade placed Smith on reassignment.

Washington Valor

On July 14, 2017, Smith was claimed off reassignment by the Washington Valor. He started the team's final game of the season, completing 21 of 35 passes for 229 yards, 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in a 41–35 win against the Baltimore Brigade. He also scored a rushing touchdown in the game.[24] On March 21, 2018, he was assigned to the Valor.[25] On May 22, 2018, he was placed on reassignment, but was reassigned to the Valor on May 24.

Atlantic City Blackjacks

On March 5, 2019, Smith was assigned to the Atlantic City Blackjacks.

AFL statistics

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2015 Spokane 158 249 63.5 1,816 32 11 99.07 31 119 5
2017 Washington 21 35 60.0 229 5 2 91.25 6 35 1
Career 179 284 63.0 2,045 37 13 98.11 37 154 6

Stats from ArenaFan:[26]

References

  1. "Football Defeats Iona 23-7 to clinch winning record in 2008". www.bryantbulldogs.com. Bryant University. November 15, 2008. http://www.bryantbulldogs.com/sports/fball/2008/News/2008Nov15IonaSummary. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  2. Dave Caldwell (December 19, 2008). "End of Iona Football Program Leaves Players Looking Elsewhere". www.nytimes.com. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/nyregion/westchester/21ionawe.html?_r=0. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  3. Rachel Lenzi (August 19, 2011). "UMaine Football: One will take the helm". www.pressherald.com. Portland Press Herald. http://www.pressherald.com/2011/08/19/one-will-take-the-helm_2011-08-19/. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  4. Jeff Sporer (November 7, 2011). "Former Lacey Township quarterback Warren Smith has Maine challenging for conference title". www.pressofatlanticcity.com. Press of Atlantic City. http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/college/former-lacey-township-quarterback-warren-smith-has-maine-challenging-for/article_f601c7d1-62a6-5596-8c7b-caeaec042804.html. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
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  8. Pete Warner (December 14, 2012). "Former UMaine quarterback Warren Smith still chasing football dream". www.bangordailynews.com. Bangor Daily News. http://bangordailynews.com/2012/12/14/sports/former-umaine-quarterback-warren-smith-still-chasing-football-dream/. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  9. John Packett (March 15, 2013). "Raiders give former Maine star Smith reins to offense". www.richmond.com. Richmond Times-Dispatch. http://www.richmond.com/sports/richmond-raiders/article_e561322e-339a-5650-aa2d-d4b6307b2509.html. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  10. Mark McCarter (July 8, 2013). "Alabama Hammers roll impressively to PIFL championship by dismantling Richmond". www.al.com. Alabama Media Group. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/alabama_hammers_roll_impressiv.html. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  11. "Raiders drop season opener 52-17 to Trenton". www.richmond.com. Richmond Times-Dispatch. March 31, 2014. http://www.richmond.com/sports/richmond-raiders/article_f277ba37-e57c-5dd7-bd63-95db34e479f2.html. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  12. Fran Stuchbury (August 28, 2014). "The OSC Interview: Trenton Freedom QB Warren Smith". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4865766. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  13. "Shock Assigned QB Warren Smith". www.health.keyt.com. WorldNow and KCOY. October 21, 2014. http://health.keyt.com/story/26852428/shock-assigned-qb-warren-smith. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  14. Jim Meehan (May 9, 2015). "Smith throws six touchdown passes, lead Shock to win in first start". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/may/09/smith-throws-six-touchdown-passes-leads-shock-to/. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
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  16. "Storm Adds Quarterback To Roster". arenafan.com. July 20, 2016. http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=13330. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  17. "Yellow Jackets Sign First Player, QB Warren Smith". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. October 15, 2015. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=5060043. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  18. "NAL Releases Releases 2017 Awards Steelhawks QB Warren Smith named League MVP". nationalarenaleague.com. July 10, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170712190126/http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/news-m/305-nal-releases-releases-2017-awards-steelhawks-qb-warren-smith-named-league-mvp.html. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  19. "4 COLUMBUS LIONS NAMED TO ALL-NAL OFFENSIVE SQUAD". www.nationalarenaleague.com. National Arena League. July 8, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170708214713/http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/news-m/303-4-columbus-lions-named-to-all-nal-offensive-squad.html. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  20. "Lehigh Vy Steelhawks". thestatguys.com. https://www.webcitation.org/6roQzKeML. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
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  22. "SOUL 63, STORM 41". tampabaystorm.com. http://www.tampabaystorm.com/2016-storm-game-coverage/postseason-storm-at-philadelphia. Retrieved December 3, 2016.
  23. "Baltimore adds talent in Expansion Draft". arenafan.com. January 31, 2017. http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=13469. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  24. "Washington Valor". afldigital.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20170805212143/http://afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=stats&year=2017&report=wsh. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
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External links

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