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Andre Smith

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#54

Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 25

Weight: 240 lbs

College: North Carolina

Biography

PRO: The Titans signed free agent Andre Smith to the practice squad during Week 11 of the 2022 season. The 6-foot, 240-pounder has appeared in 46 games over four seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2020-21) and Carolina Panthers (2018-19) and has tallied seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 18 special teams stops, including a career-best 10 special teams tackles in 2021. The Jacksonville, Fla., native was originally selected by the Panthers in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft and was traded to the Bills prior to the start of the 2020 season. Smith played three seasons at North Carolina (2015-17) and registered 187 tackles.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2021, Smith tallied a career-best 10 special teams tackles.

TITANS TIDBITS:
• Smith played college football and began his NFL career in the state of North Carolina, and during his time there, he felt compelled to find a way to make a difference. A member of the Panthers' Player Impact Committee, Smith participated in a reading program for youth in the Charlotte area that aimed to promote literacy. He read books to second and third graders, and the particular program he was a part of focused on encouraging Black men participants to engage with the children.

• He has two pit bulls, Ace and Rose.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Jacksonville, Fla., native was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

• Traded by the Panthers to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a 2023 conditional late-round pick on Aug. 31, 2020.

• Waived by the Bills on Sept. 5, 2020 and added to the team's practice squad a day later.

• Waived by the Bills on Oct. 17, 2022.

• Signed by the Titans to the team's practice squad on Nov. 15, 2022.

SEASON RECAPS:
2021 (15/0, 2/0 - Buffalo): Saw action in 15 games and finished third on the team with a career-high 10 special teams tackles. Recorded one fumble recovery on kickoff coverage. Appeared in both of the club's postseason games and tallied one special teams stop.

• Against Houston (10/3), tallied two special teams tackles.

• At Kansas City (10/10), recovered a fumble on a kickoff.

• At New Orleans (11/25), posted two special teams stops.

2020 (12/0, 3/0 - Buffalo): Appeared in 12 games in his first season with the Bills and recorded seven tackles and one tackle for loss on defense. Added two special teams tackles and one forced fumble on coverage units. Saw action in all three of the club's playoff games and logged a special teams stop.

• Against Miami (1/3), amassed a career-high five tackles, one tackle for loss, and one forced fumble on special teams.

2019 (16/0 - Carolina): Played in all 16 games and notched one tackle and four special teams stops.

• Against New Orleans (12/29), posted one tackle.

2018 (3/0 - Carolina): Saw action in three games as a rookie and registered one tackle and two special teams stops.

• Against the New York Giants (10/7), made his NFL debut and tallied a special teams stop.

• At New Orleans (12/30), posted one tackle and one special teams stop.

COLLEGE:
• Appeared in 29 games with 12 starts over three seasons at North Carolina (2015-17) and tallied 187 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

• As a junior (2017), saw action in two games and amassed 21 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, one interception and two passes defensed. Suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2.

• As a sophomore (2016), appeared in 13 contests with 12 starts and recorded career bests with 113 tackles, six tackles for loss and three passes defensed. Added one sack and one forced fumble.

• As a freshman (2015), played in all 14 games and registered 53 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

• Graduated from North Carolina with a degree in communications.

PERSONAL:
• Attended Trinity Christian (Fla.) High School where he logged 65 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss as a senior.

• Rated the No. 19 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals and the No. 27 nationally at his position by Scout.

• Son of Charlene and Andre Smith.

• Follow Smith on Twitter @andresmith_9 and on Instagram @andresmith_10.

• Born Andre Smith on April 20, 1997 in Jacksonville, Fla.

2022 SEASON

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Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASONTEAMGGSTotalSoloASTSCKSFTYPDEFINTYDSAVGLNGTDSFFOPP FR
2018Carolina Panthers303120000
2019Carolina Panthers1605500000
2020Buffalo Bills1209810001
2021Buffalo Bills150103600001
2022Tennessee Titans101010000
TOTAL4702817100000000011
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