Preston Smith

LB

#91

Experience: 5 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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Preseason

WK Game Date OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF FR
4 08/29/2019 Chiefs W 27 - 20
3 08/22/2019 @Raiders L 21 - 22
2 08/15/2019 @Ravens L 13 - 26 2 1 1 0 0 0
1 08/08/2019 Texans W 28 - 26

Regular Season

WK Game Date OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF FR
17 12/29/2019 @Lions W 23 - 20 1 1 0 0 1 0
16 12/23/2019 @Vikings W 23 - 10 3 1 2 0.5 0 0
15 12/15/2019 Bears W 21 - 13 4 1 3 0 0 0
14 12/08/2019 Redskins W 20 - 15 2 2 0 1 0 0
13 12/01/2019 @Giants W 31 - 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 11/24/2019 @49ers L 8 - 37 3 1 2 0.5 0 0
10 11/10/2019 Panthers W 24 - 16 6 5 1 2 0 0
9 11/03/2019 @Chargers L 11 - 26 7 5 2 1 0 0
8 10/27/2019 @Chiefs W 31 - 24 4 4 0 0 0 0
7 10/20/2019 Raiders W 42 - 24 1 0 1 0 0 0
6 10/14/2019 Lions W 23 - 22 4 2 2 1.5 0 0
5 10/06/2019 @Cowboys W 34 - 24 4 3 1 1 1 0
4 09/26/2019 Eagles L 27 - 34 2 1 1 0 0 0
3 09/22/2019 Broncos W 27 - 16 5 4 1 3 0 1
2 09/15/2019 Vikings W 21 - 16 3 2 1 0 1 1 5 5 5 0 0
1 09/05/2019 @Bears W 10 - 3 5 2 3 1.5 1 0

Post Season

WK Game Date OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF FR
3 01/19/2020 @49ers L 20 - 37 2 2 0 0 0 0
2 01/12/2020 Seahawks W 28 - 23 2 2 0 2 0 0

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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