PLAYER
Jacquies Smith
DE #95
Height:
6-2
Weight:
260
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Dallas, TX
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 31 40 29 11 13.5 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 DET 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2017 TB 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 TB 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TB 12 22 15 7 7 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 15 17 13 4 6.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2014 BUF 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 31 1 1 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0
2017 DET 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 TB 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 TB 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 TB 12 1 1 3 -- 3 -- 1 1 0 0 0
2014 TB 15 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2014 BUF 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Comes to Detroit after three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-16). Prior to Tampa Bay, he was a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad in 2013 and spent time with the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins from 2012-13.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: ja-QWEESE

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions on October 30, 2017.
  • Released by the Lions on October 28, 2017.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on October 18, 2017.
  • Released by the Buccaneers on October 5, 2017.
  • Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buccaneers on May 17, 2017.
  • Placed on the Injured/Reserved list (knee) on September 12, 2016.
  • Re-signed by the Buccaneers as an exclusive rights free agent on April 11, 2016.
  • Acquired via waivers (from Buffalo) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 9, 2014.
  • Released by the Bills on September 8, 2014.
  • Signed by the Bills to the active roster from the practice squad on December 30, 2013.
  • Signed by the Buffalo Bills to the practice squad on October 15, 2013.
  • Released by the Jets on August 31, 2013.
  • Signed by the Jets to the active roster on December 31, 2012.
  • Signed by the New York Jets to the practice squad on December 3, 2012.
  • Released by the Dolphins on August 25, 2012.
  • Signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2012.

PRO

Comes to Detroit after three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-16). Prior to Tampa Bay, he was a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad in 2013 and spent time with the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins from 2012-13.

2017: Signed by the Lions after spending the first half of the season with the Buccaneers. 

2016: Placed on Injured/Reserved following a season-ending knee injury in Week 1 at Atlanta (9/11).

2015: Played in 12 games, starting 11, and ranked second on the team with seven sacks.

  • Tied for team lead and ranked tied for 11th in the NFL with three forced fumbles.
  • Led team and ranked tied for third in the NFL with three defensive fumble recoveries, including one returned for touchdown.
  • Added 22 tackles and one pass defense.
  • One of three NFL players with 7+ sacks and a touchdown (Justin Houston, Robert Mathis).
  • His four sacks in season’s first two weeks were tied for the most ever by a Buccaneer.
  • Started season opener vs. Tennessee (9/13), recording two tackles and one sack.
  • Registered three sacks and two forced fumbles in win at New Orleans (9/20), becoming the first player in Buccaneers history to reach that feat.
  • Recorded first career touchdown on a fumble recovery that he returned three yards, vs. Jacksonville (10/11).
  • Recorded a sack/forced fumble, which was recovered by teammate Howard Jones and returned 43 yards for a touchdown.

2014: Played in 15 games, with seven starts, totaling 17 tackles, including four for loss, 6.5 sacks, two passes defenses, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

  • Assuming a regular role for the Buccaneers’ defense in Week 9 and accumulated 6.5 sacks in the eight games, tied for the 10th-most in the NFL over that span.
  • Made NFL debut in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14).
  • Made one tackle and one fumble recovery in win at Pittsburgh (9/28). Fumble recovery at Steelers’ nine-yard line helped set up Buccaneers first touchdown.
  • Played 22 snaps on defense and recorded first career sack at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Recorded two sacks, one forced fumble, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, three tackles and three quarterback hits in win at Washington (11/16). First sack was for nine-yard loss on third down, forcing a 47-yard field goal attempt, which was missed. His forced fumble ended a Washington drive at the Buccaneers’ 37-yard line after the Redskins’ picked up a first down on the play.
  • Started at Chicago (11/23), registered one sack, one pass defenses and two tackles, for a unit that surrendered just 204 yards of offense.
  • Tied career-high with two sacks, at Detroit (12/7). Totaled four tackles and three quarterback hits.
  • Posted four tackles and a half-sack at Carolina (12/14).

2013: Was a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad.

2012: Entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Miami Dolphins. 

COLLEGE

Started 32-of-53 games he played in four-years (2008-11) at University of Missouri, recording 159 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks and one interception returned for a touchdown.

PERSONAL

Attended South Oak Cliff High School (Dallas, Texas).

  • Lettered in football, basketball and track and field.

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