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Andre Smith
OT #71
Height:
6-4
Weight:
340
Age:
27
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
6

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TOTAL 59 50
2013 CIN 16 15
2012 CIN 16 16
2011 CIN 14 14
2010 CIN 7 4
2009 CIN 6 1

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Bio

      A sixth-year Bengals and NFL player for 2014, Smith was a major Bengals re-signing for 2013 from the unrestricted free agent ranks ... As starting ROT, contributed to Bengals NFL rankings of tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense ... Helped the line allow only one sack over Games 11-14, tying team record for fewest sacks allowed in four-game span ... Has held starting ROT role since October 2010 ... In 2012, helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis lead NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions (14).
      A sixth-year Bengals and NFL player for 2014, Smith was a major Bengals re-signing for 2013 from the unrestricted free agent ranks ... As starting ROT, contributed to Bengals NFL rankings of tied for sixth in scoring and 10th in net offense ... Helped the line allow only one sack over Games 11-14, tying team record for fewest sacks allowed in four-game span ... Has held starting ROT role since October 2010 ... In 2012, helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis lead NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions (14).

    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in first round of 2009 NFL Draft (sixth overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 8-30-09 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 4-26-13.

    2013 highlights: Started in Games 1-11 and 13-16 at ROT, and came off bench in Game 12 ... On Sept. 16 vs. Pittsburgh, helped offense allow no sacks with 407 net yards ... Supported 105.5 passer rating by Andy Dalton on Sept. 22 vs. Green Bay ... Helped power offense to 162 rushing yards on Oct. 6 vs. New England ... Aided blocking effort on Oct. 13 at Buffalo in which Bengals tallied a season-high in total net yards (483), including season-highs in both rushing (165) and passing (318) yards ... On Oct. 20 at Detroit, helped lead protection that allowed only one sack as Dalton posted 135.9 passer rating ... On Oct. 27 vs. N.Y. Jets, contributed to pass protection allowing only one sack for two yards as Andy Dalton threw career-best five TD passes ... On Dec. 1 at San Diego, contributed to blocking effort that allowed no sacks of QB Andy Dalton for second straight game, and rushing attack that gained 164 yards (second-highest rushing output of season) ... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, helped keep Dalton sack-free for third straight game and supported 155-yard rushing effort, and Dalton was named AFC Offensive Player of Week with 120.5 passer rating ... On Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, helped offense to 429 yards as Andy Dalton posted career-high 136.5 passer rating ... Contributed to 439-yard offensive output in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    Previous seasons: 2009—Missed most of preseason due to contract negotiations, then suffered fracture in left foot on Sept. 1 (his first week of practice) ... Was on roster exemption for season opener, Sept. 13 vs. Denver ... Added to roster on Sept. 14, and returned to practice the week of Game 7 ... Game day inactive for Games 2-10 ... Played in Games 11-16, and credited with one start ... Made NFL debut on Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland ... Supported three individual 100-yard rushing efforts over season’s final six games, and aided a Bengals playoff record of 169 rushing yards by HB Cedric Benson in Wild Card playoff on 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets. 2010—Claimed No. 1 ROT position in Games
6-8, but suffered foot fracture (fifth metatarsal) in practice Nov. 10, forcing him to Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 13 ... Helped offense rank fifth in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed per passing play (one every 22.07 plays) ... Aided offensive outputs of 469 yards on Oct. 24 at Atlanta (the most by the team since Game 2 of 2007), and 413 yards on Oct. 3 at Cleveland. 2011—Started at ROT in Games 1-12 and 15-16, and in Wild Card playoff ... Left Game 12, Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, due to ankle injury, and was inactive for Games 13-14 ... Contributed to pass protection that ranked tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25) ... On Sept. 11 at Cleveland averted a giveaway by recovering an Andy Dalton fumble at Bengals eight-yard line ... Helped team rush 32-for-171 (5.3 average) Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, including 104 yards for HB Cedric Benson ... On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, supported pass-protection effort that held Colts for the first time on season without a sack, playing primarily against standout DE Robert Mathis ... Aided 165-yard rushing total on Dec. 24 vs. Arizona. 2012—One of 10 Bengals to start all 16 games, and also started Wild Card playoff ... Helped HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rank first in NFL in third-and-one rushing conversions, edging Houston’s Arian Foster by one (14-13), and Green-Ellis had only 15 attempts to Foster’s 19 ... Part of run-blocking effort for Green-Ellis to gain at least 100 yards four times in five-game stretch (Games 10-12 and 14), with 168.2 team average in that span ... Supported blocking effort Sept. 23 at Washington that netted season highs in yards (478) and points (38) ... Supported season-best 221 rushing yards, with 6.5 average, on Nov. 25 vs. Oakland ... In Thursday night win Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, aided rushing effort of 41-for-157 (3.8) and season-best 37:40 possession time, with Green-Ellis (106) becoming only second player in team history to have four 100-yard rushing totals in span of five games.

    College: Played three seasons (2006-08) at Alabama, entering NFL Draft after his junior year ... Consensus 2008 All-America selection, rated among the most powerful run blockers in Southeastern Conference history ... Started 38 games at LOT over three seasons, and was credited with 46 TD-producing blocks ... Was only the seventh true freshman in Crimson Tide history to start his first game in the program ... As a sophomore in 2007, he shared SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy with Arkansas C Jonathan Luigs, who was a Bengal in ’09.

    Smith makes it five: As a junior at Alabama, Smith won the 2008 Outland Trophy, the “Heisman” for linemen. The award currently goes to the player voted as the nation’s top offensive lineman or interior defensive lineman. In earlier years, defensive ends were also eligible. Smith is the fifth Bengal to have won the Outland, joining DT Mike Reid (1969, Penn State), DE Ross Browner (’76, Notre Dame), C Dave Rimington (’81 and ’82, Nebraska) and DE Jason Buck (’86, Brigham Young). All five of the Bengals’ Outland winners were first-round draft choices by Cincinnati.

    Personal: Hometown is Birmingham, Ala. ... Attended Huffman High School, where he was the consensus top-rated offensive lineman in the nation as a senior ... Also as a prep senior, became the first OL to win the state of Alabama’s “Mr. Football” award ... General studies major at Alabama ... Enjoys fishing and playing the guitar.

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