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Sean Smith
CB #24
Height:
6-3
Weight:
218
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Pasadena, CA
Experience:
4

Biography

FINS FACT
At six feet three inches, Sean is one of the tallest cornerbacks currently in the NFL. In fact, he is the tallest corner in Dolphins history, edging out the six feet two inch Curtis Johnson, who played with the team from 1970-78. Sean’s height served him well on the other side of the ball, where he developed his skills in high school and college. Sean originally enrolled at Utah as a running back before moving to wide receiver and cornerback as a redshirt freshman.
FINS FACT
At six feet three inches, Sean is one of the tallest cornerbacks currently in the NFL. In fact, he is the tallest corner in Dolphins history, edging out the six feet two inch Curtis Johnson, who played with the team from 1970-78. Sean’s height served him well on the other side of the ball, where he developed his skills in high school and college. Sean originally enrolled at Utah as a running back before moving to wide receiver and cornerback as a redshirt freshman.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Originally was the second of two second-round draft choices (61st overall) of the Dolphins in 2009.

PRO
2010 - Played in 15 games with eight starts . . . Finished with 50 tackles (42 solo), nine passes defensed and an interception . . . Did not play in season opener at Buffalo (9/12) . . . Saw first action of 2010 and recorded two tackles at Minnesota (9/19) . . . Had four tackles during home opener vs. N.Y. Jets (9/26) . . . Registered five tackles against New England (10/4) . . . Recorded five tackles vs. Pittsburgh (10/24) . . . Recorded his first career NFL interception at Cincinnati (10/31), when he intercepted a Carson Palmer pass and returned it 18 yards . . . Posted five tackles at Baltimore (11/7) . . . Had six tackles vs. Tennessee (11/14) . . . Recorded five tackles and a season-high four passes defensed at N.Y. Jets (12/12) .

2009 - Started all 16 games as a rookie . . . Finished with 39 tackles and one fumble recovery      . . . Led team with 12 passes defensed . . . Made NFL debut in starting role in season opener at Atlanta (9/13) and recorded two tackles and two passes defensed . . . Posted two stops vs. Indianapolis (9/21) . . . Had two tackles and two passes defensed vs. Buffalo (10/4) . . . Recorded six tackles at N.Y. Jets (11/1) . . . Registered six tackles at New England (11/8) . . . Registered six tackles at Carolina (11/19) . . . Had two tackles vs. New England (12/6) . . . Had two tackles and a fumble recovery at Tennessee (12/20) . . . Recorded three tackles vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10) . . .  
    
ROOKIE STARTERS: With 16 starts, Smith became the tenth Dolphins defensive player in club history to start every game as a rookie . . . He also made the most starts by any rookie cornerback in Dolphins history . . . Smith became the first Dolphins rookie cornerback to start a regular season game since Travis Daniels on Sept. 25, 2005 vs. Carolina, the third game of his rookie season . . . Smith also was the first Dolphins rookie cornerback to start on opening day since Sept. 7, 1980 when Don McNeal opened the season against Buffalo . . . When Smith and Vontae Davis both started at cornerback on Nov. 1 at N.Y. Jets, it marked the first time in club history two rookies started at both cornerback positions in the same game . . . In addition, another rookie, Chris Clemons, started at safety in that Jets contest, marking the first time in team history that rookies started at three of the four secondary positions.

COLLEGE
Three-year letterman and two-year starter at Utah (2006-08) . . . Originally enrolled in school as a running back before moving to wide receiver and cornerback as a redshirt freshman . . . Played in 39 games with 22 starts, posting 80 tackles (43 solo), nine interceptions, 16 passes defensed and three tackles for loss during collegiate career . . . Also added seven rushes for 63 yards and one catch for 12 yards . . . Started 12 of the 13 games in which he played as a junior in 2008 . . . Key performer as Utes finished season 13-0 and ranked second in the country as nation’s only undefeated team . . . Named as All-American third-team selection . . . Recorded 46 tackles (23 solo), a sack, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble . . . Added five interceptions for 151 yards with a touchdown and nine passes defensed . . . Had two interceptions for 56 yards and a score at Wyoming . . . Posted season-high six tackles and added a sack in Sugar Bowl win over Alabama . . . Started ten of the 13 games in which he played as a sophomore in 2007 . . . Recorded 32 tackles (20 solo) . . . Led the team and ranked third in the Mountain West Conference with four interceptions and added seven passes defensed . . . Opened season with two interceptions and added three tackles at Oregon State . . . Tied school single-game record with four passes defensed against New Mexico . . . Appeared in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2006 . . . Was utilized as a slot receiver in the first 11 contests before shifting to defense and appearing as a nickel back in the final two games . . . Gained 63 yards on seven carries (9.0 avg.) and had a 12-yard reception on offense and recorded two assisted tackles on defense . . . Redshirted in 2005 . . . Majored in mass communications.

PERSONAL
Attended Blair High School in Pasadena, Calif., where he excelled as a running back, receiver and kickoff return specialist . . . Earned all-conference, all-state and All-American honors and captured league Offensive Back of the Year accolades as a senior, the same year . . . Led the team to its best record in ten seasons, as he rushed for more than 1,500 yards, with 18 touchdowns, adding 547 receiving yards and over 400 yards in kickoff returns . . . Also lettered in basketball and track . . . Took part in the Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive . . . Shopped with a family in need selected by the Cooperative Feeding Program . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Golf Tournament . . . Purchased and distributed meals for the holidays . . . Part of the Dolphins All-Community team in which players purchase game tickets for local charities . . . Growing up, his favorite sports team was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his favorite athlete was Randy Moss . . . Lists “Family Guy” as favorite television show, the “Harry Potter” series as favorite books and “The Game” as favorite recording artist . . . Enjoys traveling in free time . . . Full name is Sean Smith, born July 14, 1987 in Pasadena, Calif.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 90 292 256 36 0 0 65 8 1 186 -- 100
2014 KC 11 34 33 1 0 -- 12 1 0 34 34 34
2013 KC 16 47 43 4 0 0 13 2 1 96 48 100
2012 MIA 16 59 53 6 0 -- 12 2 0 31 15.5 31
2011 MIA 16 62 52 10 0 -- 7 2 0 7 3.5 7
2010 MIA 15 51 43 8 0 -- 9 1 0 18 18 18
2009 MIA 16 39 32 7 0 -- 12 -- -- -- -- --

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