Za'Darius Smith

LB

#55

Experience: 7 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 28

Weight: 272 lbs

College: Kentucky

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    35
  • SCK
    12.5
  • FF
    4
  • INT
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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
17 @Bears W 35 - 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 Titans W 40 - 14 2 1 1 1 0 1
15 Panthers W 24 - 16 1 1 0 1 0 0
14 @Lions W 31 - 24 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 Eagles W 30 - 16 3 2 1 1.5 0 0
12 Bears W 41 - 25 2 1 1 1 0 1
11 @Colts L 31 - 34 4 2 2 0 1 0
10 Jaguars W 24 - 20 5 3 2 1 0 0
9 @49ers W 34 - 17 2 2 0 1 0 1 1
8 Vikings L 22 - 28 6 3 3 0 0 0
7 @Texans W 35 - 20 3 2 1 1 0 0
2 Lions W 42 - 21 4 3 1 1 0 0
6 @Buccaneers L 10 - 38 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 Falcons W 30 - 16 7 5 2 3 0 0
3 @Saints W 37 - 30 2 1 1 0 0 1 1
1 @Vikings W 43 - 34 2 2 0 1 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2015 Baltimore Ravens 15 0 30 20 10 5.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Baltimore Ravens 13 4 20 10 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017 Baltimore Ravens 14 4 24 15 9 3.5 1 1
2018 Baltimore Ravens 16 8 44 25 19 8.5 2 1
2019 Green Bay Packers 16 16 55 41 14 13.5 0 1
2020 Green Bay Packers 16 16 45 28 17 12.5 2 4 2
TOTAL 90 48 218 139 79 44.5 0 7 0 0 NaN 0 0 8 2

Biography

  • First name is pronounced zuh-DAIR-ee-us.
  • Named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season and first as an original selection after tying for No. 4 in the NFL with 12.5 sacks. Is the first Packer defender to earn a selection in consecutive years since LB Clay Matthews in 2014-15. 
  • For the first time in his career, earned first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press in 2020, becoming the first Packers LB to be named All-Pro since Clay Matthews in 2012.
  • Selected to the 2020 All-NFC team by the Pro Football Writers of America.
  • After recording a total of four forced fumbles in the first five years of his career (2015-19), tied for No. 3 in the NFL with four forced fumbles in 2020.
  • Posted the most sacks (26.0) by a player in his first two seasons with the Packers.
  • Is tied for No. 3 in the NFL with 26.0 sacks since 2019.
  • With 13.5 sacks in 2019 and 12.5 in 2020, matched the longest streak in team history with back-to-back seasons with 12-plus sacks (five others) and was the first to do so since DE Aaron Kampman (2006-07).
  • Is one of only three NFL players (Aaron Donald and T.J. Watt) with 12-plus sacks in both 2019 and 2020.
  • Led the team and ranked in the top 10 among NFL linebackers this season in sacks (12.5, t-No. 2), QB hits (23, No. 2) and tackles for a loss (12, t-No. 6).
  • Registered a sack in 10 games during the 2020 regular season, tied for No. 1 in the NFL for the 2020 season and for the most by a Packer in a single season (LB Tim Harris, 10 games in 1988 and 1989).
  • Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career after the Week 4 (2020) win over Atlanta when he registered three sacks. He is the only player in the league to have a three-sack game in each of the last three seasons (2018-20).
  • Made his first career Pro Bowl in his first season with the Packers, an injury replacement for Chicago Bears LB Khalil Mack.
  • Posted the most sacks in franchise history by a player in his first season with the Packers, with his 13½ sacks ranking No. 6 in the NFL in 2019 and tying for No. 5 for a single season in team history.
  • Spent the first four seasons of his career in Baltimore, (2015-18), helping the Ravens rank in the top five in the league in overall defense (No. 3, 319.4 ypg), run defense (No. 2, 96.8 ypg) and scoring defense (No. 5, 20.5 ppg) over that span.
  • Of his 18½ sacks during his time in Baltimore, 12½ of them came on third down, the most on the Ravens from 2015-18.
  • Appeared in all 16 games with eight starts in 2018 and posted 45 tackles (26 solo) and a team-leading 8½ sacks for a Baltimore defense that finished No. 1 in the NFL in overall defense (292.9 ypg) and No. 2 in scoring defense (17.9 ppg).
  • According to Sportradar, ranked No. 3 among NFL linebackers with 25 QB hits and was tied for No. 6 in total pressures (sacks/hurries/knockdowns) with 35 in 2018.
  • Started all 24 games in his two seasons at Kentucky, recording 120 tackles (50 solo), 14 tackles for a loss, 10½ sacks, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

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