Preston Smith



Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-5

Age: 30

Weight: 265 lbs

College: Mississippi State


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  • INT


  • After playing the first 102 regular-season games of his career, missed Week 7 in 2021 with an oblique injury.
  • Is the only player in the NFL with 25-plus sacks (49.5), five-plus INTs (five) and four-plus forced fumbles (seven) from 2015-21.
  • Joined with Rashan Gary in 2021 to become just the second linebacker duo in team history (since 1982) to both register nineplus sacks in the same season.
  • In 2019, teamed with LB Za'Darius Smith (13½) as the only duo in NFL history with 12-plus sacks each in their first season as teammates.
  • Ranked No. 2 on the team in tackles for a loss (seven), tied for No. 2 in QB hits (11) and tied for No. 3 in sacks (four) in 2020.
  • Was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2019 in his first season with the Packers after ranking No. 8 in the NFL with a career-best 12 sacks and finishing No. 2 on the team with 29 QB hits and 43 QB pressures.
  • Played in 64 games with 50 starts for the Washington Football Team (2015-18), including starts in all 48 games over his final three seasons with the team.
  • Played collegiately at Mississippi State from 2011-14. As a senior, earned first-team All-SEC honors from the league's coaches and became the first player in conference history to be named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for three consecutive weeks.