NFL CAREER – Smith enters 2022 having previously appeared in 51 career regular season games with 29 starts, recording 112 receptions for 1,486 yards with 17 receiving touchdowns in his first four NFL seasons, along with five grabs for 110 yards (22.0 avg.) with two touchdowns in four postseason contests with two starts. Smith's 17 touchdown receptions to rank second on the club since entering the NFL as a third round draft pick in 2018
NFL CAREER – Smith enters 2022 having previously appeared in 51 career regular season games with 29 starts, recording 112 receptions for 1,486 yards with 17 receiving touchdowns in his first four NFL seasons, along with five grabs for 110 yards (22.0 avg.) with two touchdowns in four postseason contests with two starts. Smith's 17 touchdown receptions to rank second on the club since entering the NFL as a third round draft pick in 2018.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms on a two-year contract, 3/30/21; Activated from Injured Reserve, 10/25/21; Placed on Injured Reserve, 9/10/21; Activated from Injured Reserve, 1/16/21; Placed on Injured Reserve, 12/24/20; Signed to a four-year contract, 5/21/18; Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round (91st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
HONORS – 2018: Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 11)
2021 – Played in 11 games with six starts, recording 32 receptions for 377 yards and three touchdowns…Spent first five games on Injured Reserve (hamstring)…At Seattle, Oct. 25, made season debut and caught one 11-yard pass…Vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 31, caught three passes for 33 yards and his first touchdown of season…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 7, had three catches for 53 yards (17.7 avg)…At Tennessee, Nov. 14, made first start of the season and finished with four receptions for 44 yards and a TD…At Philadelphia, Nov. 21, started 25th career game and had season-high five catches for 64 yards…Vs. Buffalo, Nov. 25, caught four passes for 31 yards, reaching 100 career receptions…At N.Y. Jets, Dec. 12., started and caught three passes for 33 yards…At Atlanta 1/9/22, started and led the team in receiving, finishing with five catches for 76 yards and one touchdown. 2020 – Played in 14 regular season games with ten starts, recording career-highs in both receptions (34) and receiving yards (448) and added four touchdowns…Caught five passes for 86 yards at Las Vegas, Sept. 21…Gained 42 yards on four receptions vs. Green Bay, Sept. 27…Caught four passes for 54 yards and tied a career-high with two touchdown grabs in win at Detroit, Oct. 4…Recorded four receptions for 54 yards in victory vs. Carolina, Oct. 25…Caught five passes for 43 yards in overtime victory at Chicago, Nov. 1…Caught a 14-yard TD in victory at Tampa Bay, Nov. 8…Caught three passes for 42 yards with one touchdown, at Atlanta, Dec. 6…Caught three passes for 60 yards at Philadelphia, Dec. 13…Returned to action from Injured Reserve for NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Tampa Bay, 1/17/21, and recorded the first two postseason touchdown receptions of his career, his first a 56-yard scoring grab from QB Jameis Winston and later, the final touchdown pass of QB Drew Brees' National Football League career, finishing with three grabs for 85 yards. 2019 – Played in 11 games with six starts and was declared inactive for five games (ankle)…Had 18 receptions for 234 yards (13.0 avg.) and five touchdowns…Started in season opener vs. Houston, Sept. 9, and recorded two receptions for 26 yards with one touchdown…Posted three receptions for 49 yards at L.A. Rams, Sept. 15…Hauled in 13-yard touchdown vs. Carolina, Nov. 24…Caught two passes for 29 yards with one touchdown vs. San Francisco, Dec. 8…Grabbed a 21-yard touchdown vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 26…Hauled in five receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown in regular season finale at Carolina, Dec. 29. 2018 – In his rookie season, saw action in 15 games with seven starts and totaled 28 receptions for 427 yards (15.3 avg.) and five touchdowns…Inactive for contest vs. Atlanta, Nov. 22 (foot)…Played in his first-career game in regular season opener vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 9…Started his first career game and caught a pass for an 18-yard gain vs. Cleveland, Sept. 1…In Week five Monday night win vs. Washington, Oct. 8, started and scored first career touchdown on a 62-yard pass from Brees to make him NFL's all-time passing yardage leader, finishing with three receptions for 111 yards (37.0 avg.) and two scores…In Week seven win at Baltimore, Oct. 21, started and recorded 44 yards on three catches…Caught a team-high ten passes for a club-best 157 yards (15.7 avg.) and one touchdown, vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 18, as he earned Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week…In regular season finale vs. Carolina, Dec. 30, caught three passes for 30 yards and a TD…In postseason debut in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Philadelphia, 1/13/19, recorded a 15-yard catch and a five-yard rush…In NFC Championship vs. L.A. Rams, 1/20/19, caught a pass for a gain of ten yards.
COLLEGE – Emerging as one of the UCF's top offensive weapons from 2015-17, Smith caught 168 passes for 2,748 yards (16.4 avg.) with 22 touchdowns…For the 13-0 Knights in 2017, started all 13 games he played in and hauled in 54 receptions for 1,082 yards (19.9 avg.) and 13 TDs, his first 1,000-yard receiving season…AAC All-Academic and first-team All-Conference selection…20 plays of 20 yards or more, including seven touchdown grabs…Carried five times for 23 yards and a TD…Started all 13 games in 2016 and led team with 57 receptions for 853 yards and five TDs. Passed 100 yards four times. Second on team with 12 plays of 20 or more yards…League coaches voted him as 2015 AAC Rookie of the Year…Phil Steele All-AAC third-team…First freshman in UCF history to lead team in receptions and receiving yards…Boasted 52 receptions for 724 yards (13.9 avg.) and four TDs…Set UCF freshman records for receptions and receiving yards with three 100-yard receiving games…Redshirted as a freshman in 2014 and earned a spot on AAC All-Academic Team…Graduated in 2017 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, attaining conference All-Academic honors.
PERSONAL – WR and DB at Village Academy (Delray Beach, Fla.) HS…Earned a spot on the Palm Beach Post All-Area first-team (small schools) in 2012 and 2013, when Village Academy reached 2012 and 2013 FHSAA 2A regional semifinals…Posted 30 catches for 674 yards, had 429 rushing yards with 14 overall touchdowns and intercepted three passes as a senior…Collected 41 receptions for 1,086 yards and 12 TDs as a junior when he was on the All-State second-team, also posting seven interceptions with two returned for TDs…Sun-Sentinel No. 4 Palm Beach County prospect…Named 2012 FloridaHSFootball.com Class 2A Underclassman MVP of the Year…Basketball second-team all-area (small schools) pick as junior forward, averaging 15 points and 14 rebounds per game…Honorable-mention all-area in the 400M in track and field, claiming the district championship and was a state semifinalist (time of 51.70 seconds)…Began playing football as a junior, picking up two letters, and earned three in basketball and two in track and field…Honor roll member final two years…Participated in 2019 Saints Hall of Fame Golf Tournament…Has hosted a youth football camp in his hometown…Born on January 7, 1996 in Boynton Beach, Fl.