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Brandon
Smith
#28 Defensive Back
Brandon
Smith
#28 Defensive Back
Height 5'10
Weight 188 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1984-08-21 (34)
Born Oakland, CA
School Sacramento State
Status INT
Defensive Tackles 56
Special Teams Tackles 2
Interceptions 3
Sacks 1

CFL: 12th season
Stamps: 12th season

 

Games played through 2018
Regular season: 158 (17 with Cgy. in 2018, 11 with Cgy. in 2017, 18 with Cgy. in 2016, 16 with Cgy. in 2015, 18 with Cgy. in 2014, 16 with Cgy. in 2013, 12 with Cgy. in 2012, 18 with Cgy. in 2011, 17 with Cgy. in 2010, 15 with Cgy. in 2008)
Playoffs: 12 (1 with Cgy. in 2018, 1 with Cgy. in 2017, 1 with Cgy. in 2016, 2 with Cgy. in 2015, 1 with Cgy. in 2014, 1 with Cgy. in 2013, 2 with Cgy. in 2012, 1 with Cgy. in 2011, 1 with Cgy. in 2010, 1 with Cgy. in 2008)
Grey Cup: 6 (with Cgy. in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
Grey Cup wins: 3 (with Cgy. in 2008, 2014 and 2018)

 

Acquired
Signed as a free agent on May 20, 2008.

 

Pro path
Smith attended a mini-camp with the NFL’s Detroit Lions before joining the Arena League’s San Jose SaberCats in 2007.

 

2018
(Calgary) Smith played 17 regular-season games, starting at boundary halfback in each contest. The total included his 150th career game when the Stamps faced Winnipeg in Week 11. Smith led all Stamps defensive backs with 56 defensive tackles – including three tackles for loss – and he also contributed two special-teams tackles, three interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and two knockdowns. In Week 1 against Hamilton, Smith became the first Stamps player since 2012 to record both a sack and an interception in a home game. He had a season-high eight tackles against Saskatchewan in Week 10. Smith also started both post-season games and had three tackles and two knockdowns. With Calgary’s championship-game victory over Ottawa, Smith joined Alondra Johnson and Mark McLoughlin as the only players to win three Grey Cups with the Stamps.

 

2017
(Calgary) Smith played 11 games – including 10 starts – and had 45 tackles including one tackle for loss, one interception, one forced fumble, six knockdowns and three QB pressures. He had a season-high seven tackles as well as a forced fumble against the Eskimos in the Labour Day Classic and had five tackles and an interception in a Week 18 contest against Saskatchewan. He recorded his 500th career tackle in a Week 12 contest in Edmtonon. Smith started both post-season games, registering five tackles, one sack, one knockdown and one punt return for four yards in the Western Final and four tackles including one tackle for loss in the Grey Cup. Smith began the season on the six-game injured list.

 

2016
(Calgary) Smith started 18 games and registered 70 defensive tackles including one tackle for loss. He also picked up one sack, one special-teams tackle and three knockdowns. He started the Western Final, recording five tackles, as well as the Grey Cup, during which he collected three tackles.

 

2015
(Calgary) Smith started 16 games at halfback and had 57 tackles, a sack, three interceptions returned for 80 yards, eight knockdowns and a special-teams tackle. He was on the reserve list for Game 11 and the one-game injury list for Game 18. He was named a CFL player of the week when he recorded two interceptions, five tackles and a knockdown against Toronto in Week 17. Smith also started both playoff games and recorded 15 tackles.

 

2014
(Calgary) Smith started 18 games and led the team with 85 tackles which ranked third in the CFL. He also had three tackles for a loss of four yards, a sack, two interceptions for 26 yards, one knockdown, three forced fumbles and two special-teams tackles. Smith started the Western Final and recorded one tackle. He also started in the Grey Cup and registered five tackles. He was voted a West Division all-star, CFL all-star and CFLPA all-star.

 

2013
(Calgary) Smith started 16 games and registered a team-high 60 tackles including three tackles for a loss of 12 yards, a special-teams tackle, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three knockdowns. He had a career-high 10 defensive tackles on Nov. 1 against BC. Smith started the Western Final and registered two tackles, a quarterback sack and had one punt return for 51 yards.

 

2012
(Calgary) Smith was a starter at halfback for 12 regular-season games as well as all three playoff contests including the 100th Grey Cup. He registered 48 tackles, including on tackle for loss, and matched a career high by picking up a pair of sacks. Smith had a fumble recovery, which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 6 at BC, one interception and two pass knockdowns. His pick, which he returned 21 yards, came in the regular-season opener against the Montreal Alouettes. He recorded sacks in back-to-back games to close out the regular season — against BC on Oct. 26 and against Edmonton on Nov. 2. His best tackle total was nine, which he achieved during a July 28 game against BC. Smith made his 200th career tackle during an Oct. 20 matchup with Hamilton. During the post-season, Smith collected 13 tackles and one pass knockdown.

 

2011
(Calgary) Smith started all 18 regular-season games as well as the West semifinal and was Calgary’s nominee for the Most Outstanding Defensive Player award. He led the Stampeders with a career-high 65 tackles and was often tasked with covering the opposition’s best receiver. Smith added one interception, six pass knockdowns, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. His best single-game total in tackles was seven and came in the Nov. 5 regular-season finale against Winnipeg. He also recovered a fumble in that contest. Smith recorded at least five tackles on five separate occasions. His interception came in the Stamps’ July 14 win at Winnipeg’s Canad Inns Stadium.

 

2010
(Calgary) Smith completed his remarkable comeback from a serious knee injury to become a key contributor to the Calgary defence. He started 17 regular-season games at halfback as well as the West final. Smith finished the season in a tie for third on the team with four interceptions. Two of the picks came in the Labour Day Classic at McMahon Stadium on Sept. 6 against the Edmonton Eskimos, with Smith running back the first interception 58 yards for a touchdown. Just four days later, in the return game at Edmonton on Sept. 10, Smith turned in another two-interception performance. Smith also made 43 tackles on the season — including a team-leading seven tackles in a July 10 win at Hamilton — and had two pass knockdowns.

 

2009
(Calgary) Smith suffered a knee injury during the pre-season and did not see any regular-season action.

 

2008
(Calgary) In his first season with the Stamps, Smith started 17 games including the West final and Grey Cup. He was fifth on the team in tackles with 56 and also recorded two forced fumbles, five special-teams tackles, six pass knockdowns and two tackles for loss. He recorded his first career sack on July 3 against Edmonton and then added another on July 17 against Hamilton, making him the first Stamps defensive back to record a multi-sack season since 2005. Smith led the team with seven tackles against Hamilton on July 17. He added seven tackles in his first career post-season game against BC on Nov. 15 before recording four more tackles in the Grey Cup.

 

Notable
First CFL game: June 26, 2008, vs BC
First sack: July 3, 2008, at Edmonton
Milestone: Played 100th game on July 18, 2015, vs Winnipeg
Milestone: Played 150th game on Aug. 25, 2018, vs Winnipeg
Milestone: Recorded 500th career tackle on Sept. 9, 2017, at Edmonton
Career high: 85 tackles in 2014
Pick-happy: Had four interceptions in two games in span of five days against Edmonton in 2010
Honoured: Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2011
West Division all-star: 2014
CFL all-star: 2014
Triple crown: One of only three players (with Alondra Johnson and Mark McLoughlin) to win three Grey Cups with the Stamps

 

College
Smith led Sacramento State with three interceptions in 2005. He tallied 44 tackles, two sacks and seven pass breakups in just four games with the Hornets in 2004. He attended Sacramento State after transferring from Saint Mary’s, which disbanded its football program following the 2003 season.

 

Personal
Smith is an active player in the community, attending local events and participating in the Every Yard Counts program. Smith attended Oakland’s McClymonds High School where he lettered in football, track and basketball. He was a first-team all-league and all-city defensive back as a senior. Smith works as an accountant during the CFL off-season.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2008
CGY 15 53 5 2 0 0 2
2010
CGY 17 41 0 0 4 1 0
2011
CGY 18 65 0 0 1 0 1
2012
CGY 12 47 0 2 1 1 0
2013
CGY 16 57 1 0 0 0 1
2014
CGY 18 82 2 1 2 0 3
2015
CGY 16 57 1 1 3 0 0
2016
CGY 18 70 1 1 0 0 0
2017
CGY 11 45 1 0 1 0 1
2018
CGY 17 56 2 1 3 0 1
Total
158 573 13 8 15 2 9

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-16
1 HAM 4 0 1 1 0 0
06-23
2 TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0
06-28
3 OTT 3 0 0 0 0 0
07-12
5 OTT 4 0 0 0 0 0
07-21
6 MTL 2 0 0 1 0 0
07-28
7 SSK 5 1 0 0 0 0
08-04
8 BC 1 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
10 SSK 8 0 0 0 0 0
08-25
11 WPG 5 0 0 0 0 0
09-03
12 EDM 1 0 0 0 0 1
09-08
13 EDM 3 0 0 0 0 0
09-15
14 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
09-28
16 TOR 4 1 0 1 0 0
10-08
17 MTL 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-20
19 SSK 7 0 0 0 0 0
10-26
20 WPG 2 0 0 0 0 0
11-03
21 BC 4 0 0 0 0 0
11-18
23 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
11-25
24 OTT 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total
59 2 1 3 0 1