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Wade Smith
G #74
Height:
6-4
Weight:
295
College:
Memphis
Experience:
12
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 138 98
2013 HOU 16 16
2012 HOU 16 16
2011 HOU 16 16
2010 HOU 16 16
2009 KC 16 9
2008 KC 15 7
2007 NYJ 14 0
2006 NYJ 7 0
2006 MIA 0 0
2005 MIA 0 0
2004 MIA 6 2
2003 MIA 16 16

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TWITTER: @Smitty74AllDay

TRANSACTIONS:Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round (78th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft...signed by Dolphins on July 28, 2003...released by Dolphins on Sept. 12, 2006...signed by New York Jets on Sept. 15, 2006...signed by Jets on March 12, 2007...signed by Kansas City Chiefs on April 21, 2008...signed by Houston Texans on March 16, 2010.

HONORS:
Pro Bowl selection (2013)
2010 USA Today All-Joe Team
Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week 7, 2011; Week 4, 2012; Week 13, 2012)

CAREER:
Started all 16 games in each of his first three seasons in Houston
Played the majority of his snaps with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008-09) at right guard and center
Worked primarily at tackle with the New York Jets (2006-07)
Former third-round selection of Miami, started all 16 games at left tackle for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2003
Has played in 122 career games with 82 starts and has played in five postseason contests

2012 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games for the third consecutive season, earning a selection to the AFC Pro Bowl team for the first time in his career
Part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Texans running backs to rush for 216 yards and three touchdowns while not allowing Matt Schaub to be sacked at Jacksonville (9/17)
Helped provide protection for Schaub, enabling him to tie a career-high with four touchdown passes at Denver (9/23)
Helped Arian Foster rush for 152 yards and a touchdown at the New York Jets (10/8)
Part of an offense that set a franchise record by scoring 43 points vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Helped Foster go over 100 yards for the fourth time this season as he gained 111 yards on 24 carries and scored a touchdown vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Part of an offense that set a franchise record with 653 yards of offense and tied the franchise scoring record with 43 points vs. Jacksonville (11/18) and put up another 501 yards at Detroit (11/22)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 140 yards while not allowing Schaub to be sacked in the AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/5/13)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 90 yards while only allowing Schaub to be sacked one time in the AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13)

TWITTER: @Smitty74AllDay

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round (78th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft...signed by Dolphins on July 28, 2003...released by Dolphins on Sept. 12, 2006...signed by New York Jets on Sept. 15, 2006...signed by Jets on March 12, 2007...signed by Kansas City Chiefs on April 21, 2008...signed by Houston Texans on March 16, 2010.

HONORS:
Pro Bowl selection (2013)
2010 USA Today All-Joe Team
Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award (Week 7, 2011; Week 4, 2012; Week 13, 2012)

CAREER:
Started all 16 games in each of his first three seasons in Houston
Played the majority of his snaps with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008-09) at right guard and center
Worked primarily at tackle with the New York Jets (2006-07)
Former third-round selection of Miami, started all 16 games at left tackle for the Dolphins as a rookie in 2003
Has played in 122 career games with 82 starts and has played in five postseason contests

2012 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games for the third consecutive season, earning a selection to the AFC Pro Bowl team for the first time in his career
Part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Texans running backs to rush for 216 yards and three touchdowns while not allowing Matt Schaub to be sacked at Jacksonville (9/17)
Helped provide protection for Schaub, enabling him to tie a career-high with four touchdown passes at Denver (9/23)
Helped Arian Foster rush for 152 yards and a touchdown at the New York Jets (10/8)
Part of an offense that set a franchise record by scoring 43 points vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Helped Foster go over 100 yards for the fourth time this season as he gained 111 yards on 24 carries and scored a touchdown vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Part of an offense that set a franchise record with 653 yards of offense and tied the franchise scoring record with 43 points vs. Jacksonville (11/18) and put up another 501 yards at Detroit (11/22)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 140 yards while not allowing Schaub to be sacked in the AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/5/13)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 90 yards while only allowing Schaub to be sacked one time in the AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13)

2011 (Houston 16/16):
Paved the way for Ben Tate to rush for 116 yards vs. Indianapolis (9/11) and 103 yards at Miami (9/18)
Provided pocket protection enabling Matt Schaub to throw for 373 yards and three touchdowns at New Orleans (9/25)
Helped control the line of scrimmage, clearing the way for Arian Foster to rush for 155 yards and a touchdown vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
Recovered two fumbles, including one in the end zone for his first career touchdown at Baltimore (10/16)
Part of an offense that put up 518 total yards, the third-highest in team history, which included two 100-yard rushers and a 100-yard receiver at Tennessee (10/23)
Cleared holes on the offensive line enabling the Texans to rush for a franchise-record 261 yards, including two 100-yard rushers for the second time this season, vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Paved the way for Foster to become the first player to rush for over 100 yards on the Falcons defense this season when he went for 111 yards on 31 carries vs. Atlanta (12/4)
Helped Foster go over 100 yards for the sixth time this season and over 1,000 yards rushing for the second consecutive season vs. Carolina (12/18)
Cleared holes on the offensive line for Foster to rush for 153 yards in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 132 yards, the most Baltimore’s defense has ever given up in a postseason game, in AFC Divisional Playoff Game (1/15/12)

2010 (Houston 16/16):
Started every game at left guard for an offense that set a franchise record averaging 386.6 yards per game to rank third in the NFL and produced the NFL’s leading rusher
Made his Texans debut, started at left guard and helped pave the way for Foster’s franchise-record 231 yards rushing vs. Indianapolis (9/12)
Provided pocket protection for Schaub, enabling him to throw for a franchise-record 497 yards and three touchdowns at Washington (9/19)
Helped Texans running backs rush for 249 yards while allowing no sacks at Oakland (10/3)
Provided protection for Schaub during his AFC Player of the Week performance vs. Kansas City (10/17)
Cleared holes at left guard, allowing Foster to rush for 127 yards vs. San Diego (11/7)
Opened holes for Foster to rush for 143 yards vs. Tennessee (11/28)
Recovered a fumble at Tennessee (12/19)
Paved the way for Foster to rush for 180 yards vs. Jacksonville (1/2/11) and wrap up the 2010 NFL rushing title

2009 (Kansas City 16/9):
Played in all 16 games with nine starts in his second season with the Chiefs

2008 (Kansas City 15/7):
Played in 15 games on special teams and saw duty in 10 contests on offense
Started seven games, opening six games at right guard and one at center

2007 (New York Jets 14/0):
Appeared as a reserve in 14 games

2006 (New York Jets 7/0):
Played in seven games as a reserve offensive lineman
Appeared in an AFC Wild Card at New England (1/7/07)


2005 (Miami 0/0):
Spent the entire season on injured reserve with a right forearm injury suffered in training camp

2004 (Miami 6/2):
Saw action in six contests with two starts and was inactive for 10 games
Started at left tackle vs. Tennessee (9/11) and at Cincinnati (9/19)

2003 (Miami 16/16):
Started all 16 games at left tackle
Was a consensus all-rookie selection and the club’s Newcomer of the Year by the South Florida media
Started his first-career NFL contest at left tackle vs. the N.Y. Jets (9/3)

COLLEGE: 
Four-year letterman and two-year starter at Memphis
Saw action at tight end his first two seasons before switching to tackle as a junior
Played in 45 games (29 starts)
Named second-team All-Conference USA as a senior in 2002
Named the team’s Offensive Lineman of the Year as a junior in 2001
Graduated from Memphis with a degree in finance

PERSONAL:
Was a two-year letterman as a tight end at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas

Smith’s Career Statistics:
Games/Starts: 2003: 16/16; 2004: 6/2; 2005: 0/0; 2006: 7/0; 2007: 14/0; 2008: 15/7; 2009: 16/9; 2010: 16/16; 2011: 16/16; Total: 106/66.
Postseason Games/Starts: 2006: 1/0; 2011: 2/2; Total: 3/2.
Tackles: 6 total; 2009 – 4, 2011 – 2

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