De'Veon Smith
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De'Veon Smith

De'Veon Smith
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No. 24 - Tampa Bay Vipers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-11-08) November 8, 1994 (age 25)
Warren, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren (OH) Howland
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018

De'Veon Le'trell Smith (born November 8, 1994) is an American football running back who plays for the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL. He played college football at Michigan, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2017.

Early years

Smith was born in 1994.[1] He is a native of Ohio who attended Howland High School in Warren, Ohio.[1][2][3] He set the career rushing record for Trumbull County, Ohio, with 6,750 rushing yards at Howland High School.[1][4] He was a finalist for Ohio's "Mr. Football" award.[1]

College career

In March 2012, prior to his senior year in high school, Smith announced that he had committed to play college football for the University of Michigan.[5] He also received collegiate offers from Bowling Green, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and West Virginia. As a freshman in 2013, Smith appeared in twelve games and had twenty-six carries for 117 yards.[1]

As a sophomore in 2014, Smith led Michigan with 519 rushing yards on 108 carries.[6] In the opening game of the 2014 season, Smith carried the ball eight times for 115 yards. He also scored two touchdowns and had a run of sixty-one yards.[7]Derrick Green also rushed for 170 yards in the game, as Smith and Green became the first pair of Michigan running backs to rush for over 100 yards in the same game since 2007.[8]

During the 2015 season, Smith was again Michigan's leading rusher with 753 yards and six touchdowns on 180 carries.[9]

Through the first eleven games of the 2016 season, Smith led Michigan with 750 rushing yards and ten touchdowns on 144 carries.[10] On November 19, 2016, he rushed for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft  in
(1.80 m)
223 lb
(101 kg)
29 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
All values from NFL Combine.[12]

Smith signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[13] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad the next day.[14][15] He was promoted to the active roster on November 18, 2017.[16] He was waived by the Dolphins two days later and re-signed to the practice squad.[17] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 29, 2017.[18]

Smith signed with the Washington Redskins on August 20, 2018.[19] On September 1, 2018, he was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2018 season.[20]

On August 17, 2018, Smith signed with the Alliance of American Football's Orlando franchise.[21] He later returned to the team, now known as the Orlando Apollos, for the 2019 AAF season.[22] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[23]

Smith was drafted in the 3rd round in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Vipers.[24]


  1. ^ a b c d e "De'Veon Smith". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Mike McLain (September 15, 2012). "The Smith Show: Senior running back leads Tigers to win". Tribune Chronicle. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Steve Ruman (August 27, 2012). "Howland's Smith could break county mark". Tribune Chronicle. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Trumbull County High School Football Player of the Year". December 13, 2012.
  5. ^ Tim Cleveland (March 20, 2012). "Howland's Michigan Man: De'Veon Smith verbalizes college choice". Tribune Chronicle.
  6. ^ "Michigan Football Statistics (12-game Totals)". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Appalachian St 14, Michigan 52". August 30, 2014.
  8. ^ Brendan F. Quinn (August 30, 2014). "Michigan's season opener produces two 100-yard rushing performances for first time since 2007".
  9. ^ "2015 Michigan Football: Michigan Overall Team Statistics (as of Jan 01, 2016) All games" (PDF). University of Michigan. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "2016 Michigan Football Statistics (11-game Totals)". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Angelique S. Chengelis (November 19, 2016). "Smith powers Michigan, setting up huge OSU game". The Detroit News.
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 14 Undrafted College Free Agents". May 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". September 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "Dolphins Sign 8 To Practice Squad". September 3, 2017.
  16. ^ Butler, Alex (November 18, 2017). "De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga". UPI. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". November 20, 2017.
  18. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". November 29, 2017.
  19. ^ Kring-Schreifels, Jake. "Redskins Sign Running Back Adrian Peterson". Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "9/1: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 1, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ "Latest list of Alliance San Antonio players". 210 Football. August 17, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Orlando Apollos Set Final Roster". Our Sports Central. January 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ Bender, Bill (October 21, 2019). "XFL Draft picks 2019: Complete results, rosters, players for new football league". Sporting News. Retrieved 2019.

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