Andre Smith was born on April 20, 1997, he is an American football linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He is 6 feet tall. He played college football in North Carolina.
Smith attended Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. As a senior, he tallied 65 tackles with 5.5 being for loss. He committed to play football for the North Carolina Tar Heels in October 2013.
As a true freshman in 2015, Smith played in all of North Carolina’s 14 games. He tallied 53 tackles, two being for losses, one interception, one pass breakup, and one forced fumble.
In 2016, Smith played in all 13 games, starting 12 of them as a middle linebacker. He made 113 tackles, second on the team, along with one interception, one sack, three pass deflections, and one forced fumble.
Smith was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round (234th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, using the 7th round pick acquired from a trade that sent Kelvin Benjamin to the Buffalo Bills.
On August 31, 2020, Smith was traded to the Buffalo Bills for a conditional 2023 seventh-round pick. He was waived on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.
He was elevated to the active roster on September 19, October 13, and October 24 for the team’s weeks 2, 5, and 7 games against the Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, and New York Jets, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.
He was promoted to the active roster on October 27. On March 6, 2021, Smith signed a two-year contract extension with the Bills. Smith has been suspended for the first six games of the 2022 season for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing substances.