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Bruce Smith

Bruce Bernard Smith

Position: DE
Height: 6-4    Weight: 262 lbs.

Born: June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, VA
High School: Booker T. Washington
College: Virginia Tech   (school history)    (Smith college stats)
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 147 (8th overall since 1950)
11-time Pro Bowler & 8-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2009

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #41. Ray Nitschke… #42. Sonny Jurgensen… #43. Earl Campbell… #44. BRUCE SMITH… #45. Paul Krause… #46. Ted Hendricks… #47. Fran Tarkenton… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1985 22 BUF RDE 78 16 13 6.5 0 0 4 0 0 48 0 7
1986 23 BUF RDE 78 16 15 15.0 3 0 0 0 0 63 0 7
1987*+ 24 BUF RDE 78 12 12 12.0 3 0 2 15 1 78 0 15
1988*+ 25 BUF RDE 78 12 12 11.0 3 0 0 0 0 56 0 1 14
1989* 26 BUF RDE 78 16 16 13.0 88 0 15
1990*+ 27 BUF RDE 78 16 16 19.0 4 0 0 0 0 101 0 16
1991 28 BUF rde 78 5 5 1.5 18 0 2
1992* 29 BUF RDE 78 15 15 14.0 3 0 0 0 0 89 0 14
1993*+ 30 BUF RDE 78 16 16 14.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 108 0 18
1994*+ 31 BUF RDE 78 15 15 10.0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 57 24 14
1995*+ 32 BUF RDE 78 15 15 10.5 1 0 1 0 0 52 22 16
1996*+ 33 BUF RDE 78 16 16 13.5 5 0 1 0 0 69 21 21
1997*+ 34 BUF RDE 78 16 16 14.0 49 16 14
1998* 35 BUF RDE 78 15 15 10.0 2 0 2 18 0 35 15 11
1999 36 BUF RDE 78 16 16 7.0 3 0 1 0 0 30 15 10
2000 37 WAS RDE 78 16 16 10.0 5 0 0 0 0 50 8 1 10
2001 38 WAS RDE 78 14 14 5.0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 30 11 7
2002 39 WAS RDE 78 16 16 9.0 37 12 8
2003 40 WAS rde 78 16 8 5.0 17 5 4
Career 279 267 200.0 2 0 0 0 2 43 0 15 33 1 1075 149 2 223
15 yrs BUF 217 213 171.0 2 0 0 0 0 35 0 14 33 1 941 113 1 194
4 yrs WAS 62 54 29.0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 134 36 1 29

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1988*+ 25 BUF RDE 2 2 3.0
1989* 26 BUF RDE 1 1 0.5
1990*+ 27 BUF RDE 3 3 1.0 1
1991 28 BUF RDE 3 3 1.0
1992* 29 BUF RDE 4 4 3.5
1993*+ 30 BUF RDE 3 3 3.0
1995*+ 32 BUF RDE 1 1
1996*+ 33 BUF RDE 1 1
1998* 35 BUF RDE 1 1
1999 36 BUF RDE 1 1 2.5
Career 20 20 14.5 1

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1985 22 BUF RDE 78 16 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
Career 279 267 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
15 yrs BUF 217 213 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
4 yrs WAS 62 54 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1987*+ 24 BUF RDE 78 12 12 1 1 6
1988*+ 25 BUF RDE 78 12 12 1 2
2000 37 WAS RDE 78 16 16 1 2
Career 279 267 1 1 2 10
15 yrs BUF 217 213 1 1 1 8
4 yrs WAS 62 54 1 2

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1990*+ 27 BUF RDE 1 1 1 2
Career 20 20 1 2

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8 John Randle*, Julius Peppers, Jared Allen, Jack Youngblood*, Richard Dent*, Bob Lilly*, Jason Taylor, Neil Smith, Ray Childress, Joe Greene*
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11 John Randle*, Julius Peppers, Kevin Williams, Michael Strahan*, Jared Allen, Randy White*, Jack Youngblood*, Bob Lilly*, Cortez Kennedy*, Jason Taylor
12 Julius Peppers, Kevin Williams, John Randle*, Randy White*, Michael Strahan*, Carl Eller*, Jared Allen, Alan Page*, Bob Lilly*, Jason Taylor
13 Julius Peppers, Kevin Williams, Michael Strahan*, Randy White*, John Randle*, Carl Eller*, Bob Lilly*, Alan Page*, Jared Allen, Jack Youngblood*
14 Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan*, Kevin Williams, Carl Eller*, John Randle*, Randy White*, Bob Lilly*, Alan Page*, Jack Youngblood*, Jared Allen
15 Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan*, Carl Eller*, Kevin Williams, Bob Lilly*, Alan Page*, John Randle*, Randy White*, Reggie White*, Jack Youngblood*
16 Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan*, Carl Eller*, Alan Page*, Kevin Williams, Bob Lilly*, John Randle*, Reggie White*, Randy White*, Jack Youngblood*
17 Julius Peppers, Michael Strahan*, Carl Eller*, Alan Page*, Kevin Williams, Bob Lilly*, Reggie White*, John Randle*, Randy White*, Jack Youngblood*
18 Julius Peppers, Carl Eller*, Michael Strahan*, Alan Page*, Kevin Williams, Bob Lilly*, Reggie White*, Randy White*, John Randle*, Jack Youngblood*
19 Julius Peppers, Carl Eller*, Michael Strahan*, Alan Page*, Kevin Williams, Bob Lilly*, Reggie White*, Randy White*, John Randle*, Jack Youngblood*
Career Julius Peppers, Carl Eller*, Michael Strahan*, Alan Page*, Kevin Williams, Bob Lilly*, Reggie White*, Randy White*, John Randle*, Jack Youngblood*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams