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Wade Leon Smith (born April 26, 1981) is a former American football offensive tackle who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Memphis, and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Smith has also played for the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Wade Smith
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Smith during the summer of 2010.
No. 74, 71, 73
Position:Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1981-04-26) April 26, 1981 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Highlands (Dallas, Texas)
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:143
Games started:98
Player stats at


College careerEdit

He was a four-year letterman and two-year starting left tackle as a senior and was named a second-team All-Conference USA selection. He was formerly used at tight end and caught five passes for 25 yards as a sophomore.

Professional careerEdit

Smith was ranked fifth among offensive guard prospects and was projected a fourth round in the 2003 NFL Draft.[1][2]

Houston TexansEdit

In the October 16, 2011 away game match-up between the Texans and Ravens, Smith recovered a loose ball to score the first touchdown scored by an offensive lineman in Texans history.[3][4]

Smith was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl AFC Team in 2012 for the first time in his career. He joined 8 of his Houston Texans teammates in Hawaii in his debut.[5][6]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Smith signed with the Seattle Seahawks on August 4, 2014.[7] The Seahawks released Smith on August 25, 2014.[8]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Smith signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 9, 2014. He was released on October 14, 2014.


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  7. ^ Sessler, Marc (August 4, 2014). "Wade Smith signs with Seattle Seahawks". Retrieved 2014-08-16.
  8. ^ Seahawks part ways with eight players

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