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Players

Preston Smith
LB #94
Height:
6-5
Weight:
265
Age:
24
College:
Mississippi State
Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
7
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
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TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round (38th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round (38th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

PRO
Enters 2017 having appeared in all 32 regular season games and one postseason game for the Redskins since being drafted in 2015. Compiled 68 tackles (42 solo), 12.5 sacks, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery across his first two seasons from 2015-16... Scored the first points of his career in the 2015 postseason, sacking Aaron Rodgers for a safety in the NFC Wild Card Round.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (REDSKINS)
Started all 16 games, compiling 38 tackles (22 solo), 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed and an interception... Recorded three assisted tackles vs. PIT (9/12)... Made an assisted tackle vs. DAL (9/18)... Contributed five tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed in a win at NYG (9/25)... Recorded four tackles (three solo, two for loss) in a win vs. CLE (10/2)... Made one solo tackle in a win at BAL (10/9)... Posted two tackles (one solo) including a half-sack in a win vs. PHI (10/16)... Recorded two solo tackles including a sack at DET (10/23)... Tallied three solo tackles in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London... Tallied four tackles (two solo), two sacks and the first interception of his career in a win vs. MIN (11/13). Became only the fourth member of the Redskins to record two sacks and an interception in a single game since 1982, joining Marcus Washington (Dec. 18, 2005), Shawn Springs (Dec. 26, 2004) and Monte Coleman (Dec. 19, 1993)... Made two tackles (one solo) in a win vs. GB (11/20)... Contributed on defense and special teams at DAL (11/24)... Added two solo tackles at ARI (12/4)... Recorded a tackle in a win at PHI (12/11)... Contributed three tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed vs. CAR (12/19)... Posted a five-yard sack and blocked a field goal in a win at CHI (12/24). The block was the first of Smith’s career and the Redskins’ first since Nov. 4, 2012 (DeAngelo Hall vs. Carolina)... Made four tackles (one solo) vs. NYG (1/1).

2015 (REDSKINS)
Played in all 16 regular season games and one postseason game for the Redskins, earning a number of platitutdes for his play in his rookie season including inclusion on Gil Brandt’s NFL.com All-Rookie squad. Posted 30 tackles (20 solo), 8.0 sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in the regular season... Led all NFL rookies in sacks, becoming the first member of the Redskins to do so since Brian Orakpo in 2009... Made NFL debut vs. MIA (9/13), recording his first career sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on a single play when he jarred the ball loose from Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and recovered the ball 25 yards downfield. Also forced a fumble on special teams... Registered a pass defensed in a win vs. STL (9/20)... Played on defense and special teams at NYG (9/24)... Recorded three solo tackles including a sack vs. PHI (10/4)... Made two solo tackles at ATL (10/11)... Added an assisted tackle at NYJ (10/18)... Recorded four tackles (two solo) in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Registered a solo tackle at NE (11/8)... Added an assisted tackle in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Made three tackles (two solo) including a sack at CAR (11/22)... Recorded three tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Posted a solo tackle vs. DAL (12/7)... Made a solo tackle in a win at CHI (12/13)... Recorded four tackles (two solo) including a five-yard sack in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Posted four tackles (three solo), three sacks and a forced fumble in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26), the first multi-sack game of his career. His three sacks were the most in a game by a Redskins rookie since Dec. 13, 2013 (Brian Orakpo, four at Oakland)... Recorded a sack at DAL (1/3) to push his season sack total to 8.0, the second-most by a Redskins rookie since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 (11.0, Orakpo in 2009). Became the first member of the Redskins to lead all NFL rookies in sacks in a season since Orakpo in 2009. Posted a sack in three consecutive games for the first time in his career... In NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10), tallied three tackles (two solo) including a fiveyard sack of Aaron Rodgers for a safety. The safety was the Redskins’ first in the postseason since recording a team safety in the NFC Divisional Round vs. the Chicago Bears on Dec. 30, 1984.

COLLEGE
Played collegiately at Mississippi State from 2011-14, playing in 47 games with 24 starts... Recorded 134 career tackles (27 for loss), 16 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions.... As a senior in 2014, started all 13 games and became the first player in SEC history to be named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for three consecutive weeks. Recorded nine sacks and posted at least one tackle for loss in 12 of the team’s 13 games en route to first-team All-SEC honors as selected by the league’s coaches... Started 11 of the 12 games in which he played as a junior in 2013, compiling 44 tackles (29 solo, 6.5 for loss) with 2.5 sacks. Named Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Liberty Bowl... As as sophomore in 2012, played in all 13 games and led team with 4.5 sacks... Played in the final eight games of the season as a freshman in 2011.

PERSONAL
Attended Stephenson H.S. in Stone Mountain, Ga., where he was credited with 68 total tackles including nine sacks as a senior for the 9-2 Jaguars... As a junior, played on an 11-1 squad that won the Region 2 crown... Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com... Played for Stephenson team that had 29 of 32 senior players sign a college scholarship... Participated in the 2015 Senior Bowl... Majored in interdisciplinary studies... Born Nov. 17, 1992.

COMMUNITY
Active in the D.C. area as a rookie in 2015... Attended Youth For Tomorrow’s Burgundy & Gold Banquet to support local teenage boys and girls experiencing traumatic circumstances with their families... Led elementary students through drills to promote physical fitness, healthy lifestyle habits and proper nutrition at the Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combine... Participated in a Marine Corps Quantico tour to experience Marine life while stationed on base... Participated in the inaugural Redskins Charity Golf Classic to benefit children in the community... Attended the Rookie Community Club’s Military Appreciation BBQ to honor active duty service members and their families, as well as Wounded Warriors... Assembled care packages for victims of domestic violence in collaboration with the Fear 2 Freedom and Rookie Community Club.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 80 52 28 14.5 0 7 1 22 -- 22 0 3 1
2017 WAS 2 2 7 6 1 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 WAS 16 16 38 22 16 4.5 -- 3 1 22 22 22 0 0 --
2015 WAS 16 2 35 24 11 8.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PHI L 17-30 4 4 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @LA W 27-20 3 2 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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