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Shaq
Smith
#53 Linebacker
Shaq
Smith
#53 Linebacker
Height 6'2
Weight 244 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1997-03-26 (26)
Born High Point, NC
School Maryland
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 1
Special Teams Tackles 5
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

CFL: 2nd season

Stamps: 2nd season

 

Games played through 2022

Regular season: 5

Playoffs: 2

Grey Cup: 0

Grey Cup wins: 0

 

Acquired                                                                                                                                                    

Signed as a free agent on Feb. 25, 2022.

 

Pro path

Smith signed with the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2021. He was released on Aug. 5, 2021.

 

2022

(Calgary) After starting the season on the practice roster, Smith was activated for a Week 10 game against BC and recorded one special-teams tackle in his CFL debut. He played a total of five regular-season games and had one defensive tackle and five special-teams stops. Two of the special-teams tackles came in a Week 12 game against Winnipeg.

 

Notable

First CFL game: Aug. 13, 2022, vs BC

First tackle: Aug. 20, 2022, at Toronto

 

College                                                                                                                                                 

Smith played 12 games over two seasons (2019-20) at Maryland. As a junior for the Terrapins, he played 11 games and made 10 starts while recording 24 tackles including 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and four pass breakups. He played a single game as a senior in 2020. Before transferring to Maryland, Smith played 28 games over two seasons (2016-17) at Clemson. With the Tigers, he accumulated 29 tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one interception.

 

Personal

While commonly known as “Shaq,” Smith’s real first name is “Rahshun.” His high-school career was split between Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Md., St. Francis Academy in Baltimore and IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. As a senior at IMG, Smith recorded 89 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as he helped the Ascenders achieve a perfect 9-0 record. He earned his college degree in parks, recreation and tourism.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2022
CGY 5 1 5 0 0 0 0
Total
5 1 5 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
08-13
10 BC 0 1 0 0 0 0
08-20
11 TOR 1 1 0 0 0 0
08-25
12 WPG 0 2 0 0 0 0
10-01
17 TOR 0 1 0 0 0 0
10-29
21 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
1 5 0 0 0 0