In the National Football League, fullback Keith Smith plays for the Atlanta Falcons. He weighs 109 kg and stands 1.83 m tall. He played football for Charter Oak High School as a student there. He started out as a linebacker for his team as a junior, recording 110 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and being named All-CIF Southeast Southern Section.
In 2009, he was named defensive player of the year and selected to the All-CIF Southeast Southern Section team for his 132 tackles as a senior. From 2010 to 2013, he played inside linebacker for the San Jose State Spartans after accepting a football scholarship from the university.
He participated in 49 games, started 45 of them, and finished his college career with 476 tackles, which ranks second all-time among San Jose State players. In December 2013, he received his B.A. in communication studies from San Jose State. Following the 2014 NFL Draft in May, Smith was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.
He agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in March 2018. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons in September 2019. Leading the club with 8 special teams tackles and 2 special teams forced fumbles, he played in all 16 games with 5 starts. Smith and the Falcons agreed to a three-year contract extension in March 2020.
Where Is Keith Smith From?
Keith Smith is from Pomona, a city in California in the United States of America.