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Derron Smith
S #31
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
Age:
25
College:
Fresno State
Hometown:
Banning, Calif.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 13 5 8 0.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 CIN 2 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 CIN 12 0 8 4 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 CIN 16 0 4 0 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 BAL L 0-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 HOU L 9-13 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

Sixth-round 2015 draft choice played in 27 straight games (including postseason) to open Bengals career, and returned to play Dec. 24 of 2016 after missing four games with thigh injury ... Played 56 games with 44 starts over five years at Fresno State (2010-14).

 

Sixth-round 2015 draft choice played in 27 straight games (including postseason) to open Bengals career, and returned to play Dec. 24 of 2016 after missing four games with thigh injury ... Played 56 games with 44 starts over five years at Fresno State (2010-14).

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in sixth round of 2015 NFL Draft (197th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-12-15.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in 12 games (Games 1-10 and 15-16) ... Inactive for Games 11-14 due to thigh injury ... Logged seven defensive tackles, a pass defensed, and one special teams tackle ... Played on defense Oct. 16 at New England in relief of injured George Iloka, and logged special teams tackle ... Two tackles and pass defensed Nov. 20 vs. Buffalo, seeing action on season-high 63 defensive snaps ... Scored on 60-yard INT return in preseason at Detroit.

 

     Previous season: 2015—Rookie played in Games 1-16, with four special teams tackles ... Saw his most significant action on defense in Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh, when he had three tackles ... Played in all four preseason games, logging eight tackles on defense and two on special teams.

 

     College: Played four seasons at Fresno State (2010 and ’12-14), with a medical hardship waiver in ’11 ... Came back from shortened ’11 season (due to broken arm) to earn three straight first-team All-Mountain West honors ... Became one of 11 players in school history to earn first-team All-Mountain West three times in a career) ... One of only six players in school history to record more than 300 career tackles ... Started 14 games as a senior in 2014, with season-high 11 tackles on Aug. 30 at No. 15 USC ... Invited to play in 2015 Senior Bowl but did not participate due to injury (sports hernia) ... As the 2014 season ended, his 15 career INTs ranked second among active FBS players ... Started 13 games in 2013, helping lead Bulldogs to an 11-2 record, and finished second in the nation with seven INTs ... MVP of the Mountain West Championship game, helping Bulldogs defeat Utah State with a sack, an INT, a pass defensed in end zone and seven total tackles ... Logged 18 tackles, including an INT returned 41 yards for a TD in the Las Vegas Bowl vs. USC.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Banning, Calif. ... Attended Banning High School, where he played quarterback, safety and punter ... As two-way senior, rushed for 1579 yards and 13 TDs while also logging 109 tackles ... Also starred on high school basketball team, averaging 17 points per game ... Earned degree in Communications at Fresno State ... First name is pronounced “duh-RONN.”

 

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