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Brad Smelley
TE #87
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
Age:
26
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Tuscaloosa, AL
Experience:
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 HOU 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 2 0 1 3 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Added to the St. Louis Rams practice squad (9/30/14)...released (9/30/14), added to the St. Louis practice squad (9/3/14)...released by the Rams (8/30/14), after signing with St. Louis (8/11/14)...released by Houston (7/22/14)...joined the Houston Texans’ practice squad (12/3/13)...released from St. Louis’ practice squad (11/28/13), after being added (11/27/13)... released by Cleveland (9/1/13)...added to the Browns’ practice squad (9/1/12), after being released (8/31/12)...originally drafted in the seventh round (247th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

PRO: Fifth-year pro has played in 70 games with three starts...has seen action on defense and special teams...collected 137 career tackles (70 solo), 8.0 sacks, one interception and four passes defensed in his first five years...has totaled 20 career special teams tackles.

2014 SEASON: Spent time on the St. Louis Rams practice squad.

2013 SEASON: Played in two games with the Houston Texans (at Indinapolis, 12/15, and vs. Denver, 12/22).

2012 SEASON: Played in two games with the Cleveland Browns...at Denver (12/23): Caught one pass for three yards...at Pittsburgh (12/30): Saw game action.

COLLEGE: Took over at h-back for Alabama as a senior in 2011... hauled in 27 catches for 317 yards and four touchdowns ... 21 of his 27 catches (77.8 percent) have helped the Crimson Tide offense convert a first down...tied for second on the Tide squad with 27 receptions...also has one rushing first down on a fake punt...started nine games and played in all 12...averaged 11.7 yards per reception...also helped the Tide on special teams, starting on the kickoff team and the field goal and extra point teams... had 10 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games...played in 13 games as a junior in 2010... was the Crimson Tide’s third tight end and also a regular on special teams...tallied six catches for 55 yards and recorded one tackle on punt coverage...played in 13 games during the 2009 season and earned two starts at the h-back spot...made seven receptions for 50 yards...averaged 7.1 yards per catch...a regular on the Tide’s kickoff return team...came out of redshirt against Mississippi during the 2008 season’s seventh game and played a vital role for the Crimson Tide down the stretch...caught seven passes for 98 yards in eight games...averaged 14.0 yards per catch...was an important target for the Tide on third down...five of his seven catches went for first downs, including four on third down.

PERSONAL: played quarterback at American Christian Academy, throwing for 3,022 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior... led ACA to a state semifinal appearance in his senior year...completed 183-of-264 passes (69 percent) for 2,611 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior...ranked No. 34 on the Alabama Top 35 list by Rivals.com...listed as a tight end on ESPN.com, earning the No. 77 national ranking at that position...Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State selection as an athlete...The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super South 100 selection... isted as the No. 39 prospect in Alabama by SuperPrep magazine...a West Alabama All-Star selection and named Class 2A Player of the Year by The Tuscaloosa News...also an outstanding baseball player, hitting over .500 as a junior with 11 home runs...his brother, Chris, was a quarterback at South Carolina and is currently on the Alabama baseball team...played for head coach Stephen Hooks.

TRANSACTIONS: Added to the St. Louis Rams practice squad (9/30/14)...released (9/30/14), added to the St. Louis practice squad (9/3/14)...released by the Rams (8/30/14), after signing with St. Louis (8/11/14)...released by Houston (7/22/14)...joined the Houston Texans’ practice squad (12/3/13)...released from St. Louis’ practice squad (11/28/13), after being added (11/27/13)... released by Cleveland (9/1/13)...added to the Browns’ practice squad (9/1/12), after being released (8/31/12)...originally drafted in the seventh round (247th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

PRO: Fifth-year pro has played in 70 games with three starts...has seen action on defense and special teams...collected 137 career tackles (70 solo), 8.0 sacks, one interception and four passes defensed in his first five years...has totaled 20 career special teams tackles.

2014 SEASON: Spent time on the St. Louis Rams practice squad.

2013 SEASON: Played in two games with the Houston Texans (at Indinapolis, 12/15, and vs. Denver, 12/22).

2012 SEASON: Played in two games with the Cleveland Browns...at Denver (12/23): Caught one pass for three yards...at Pittsburgh (12/30): Saw game action.

COLLEGE: Took over at h-back for Alabama as a senior in 2011... hauled in 27 catches for 317 yards and four touchdowns ... 21 of his 27 catches (77.8 percent) have helped the Crimson Tide offense convert a first down...tied for second on the Tide squad with 27 receptions...also has one rushing first down on a fake punt...started nine games and played in all 12...averaged 11.7 yards per reception...also helped the Tide on special teams, starting on the kickoff team and the field goal and extra point teams... had 10 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games...played in 13 games as a junior in 2010... was the Crimson Tide’s third tight end and also a regular on special teams...tallied six catches for 55 yards and recorded one tackle on punt coverage...played in 13 games during the 2009 season and earned two starts at the h-back spot...made seven receptions for 50 yards...averaged 7.1 yards per catch...a regular on the Tide’s kickoff return team...came out of redshirt against Mississippi during the 2008 season’s seventh game and played a vital role for the Crimson Tide down the stretch...caught seven passes for 98 yards in eight games...averaged 14.0 yards per catch...was an important target for the Tide on third down...five of his seven catches went for first downs, including four on third down.

PERSONAL: played quarterback at American Christian Academy, throwing for 3,022 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior... led ACA to a state semifinal appearance in his senior year...completed 183-of-264 passes (69 percent) for 2,611 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior...ranked No. 34 on the Alabama Top 35 list by Rivals.com...listed as a tight end on ESPN.com, earning the No. 77 national ranking at that position...Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State selection as an athlete...The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super South 100 selection... isted as the No. 39 prospect in Alabama by SuperPrep magazine...a West Alabama All-Star selection and named Class 2A Player of the Year by The Tuscaloosa News...also an outstanding baseball player, hitting over .500 as a junior with 11 home runs...his brother, Chris, was a quarterback at South Carolina and is currently on the Alabama baseball team...played for head coach Stephen Hooks.

 

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