Preston Smith

LB

#91

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-5

Age: 27

Weight: 265 lbs

College: Mississippi State

2019 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    36
  • SCK
    12
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    1

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Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2015 Washington Redskins 16 33 22 11 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Washington Redskins 16 36 20 16 4.5 0 3 1 0 22 22 22
2017 Washington Redskins 16 39 28 11 8 3 2 0 26 13 18
2018 Washington Redskins 16 48 25 23 4 0 3 1 0 3 3 3
2019 Green Bay Packers 16 54 34 20 12 4 1 0 5 5 5
TOTAL 80 210 129 81 36.5 0 17 5 0 56 11.2 48

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2015 Washington Redskins 16 0 0 3 0 1 0
2016 Washington Redskins 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Washington Redskins 16 1 1 0
2018 Washington Redskins 16 0 1 1
2019 Green Bay Packers 16 1
TOTAL 80 0 0 5 0 3 1

Biography

Pro Highlights:

  • Was the only player in the NFL to register 20-plus sacks, four-plus interceptions and four-plus forced fumbles from 2015-18. Became the first NFL player to do it over a four-year span since former Packers LB Clay Matthews (2011-14).
  • With two seasons with eight sacks (2015 and 2017), was tied for the third-most seasons by a linebacker with eight-plus sacks from 2015-18 (Ryan Kerrigan and Von Miller: four), according to pro-football-reference.com.
  • One of only seven linebackers in the NFL to register at least one interception in each of the last three seasons (2016-18).
  • Registered 59 QB hits from 2015-18, No. 2 on Washington behind only Kerrigan (69).
  • Started all 16 games for the third consecutive season in 2018 and registered a career-best 53 tackles (30 solo).
  • In 2017, tied his career high with eight sacks and was one of six players, and one of only three defensive players (Kerrigan, D.J. Swearinger), to start all 16 games for Washington.
  • Added two INTs in 2017, making him the first NFL linebacker since Ravens LB Terrell Suggs in 2011 to register eight-plus sacks and two-plus INTs in a season.
  • According to pro-football-reference.com, was one of seven linebackers to register four-plus sacks (4½) and at least one interception (one) in 2016.
  • Led all NFL rookies in sacks in 2015, the first member of the Redskins to do so since LB Brian Orakpo in 2009.
  • Dating back to 1982, recorded the second-most sacks (eight) by a Redskins rookie behind the 11 that Orakpo registered in 2009.

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