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Donovan Smith
T #76
Height:
6-6
Weight:
338
Age:
24
College:
Penn State
Hometown:
Hempstead, NY
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

G
10
GS
10
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 42 42
2017 TB 10 10
2016 TB 16 16
2015 TB 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
2 CHI W 29-7
3 @MIN L 17-34
4 NYG W 25-23
5 NE L 14-19
6 @ARI L 33-38
7 @BUF L 27-30
8 CAR L 3-17
9 @NO L 10-30
10 NYJ W 15-10
11 @MIA W 30-20

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Biography

Acquired By Bucs: 

Selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

Awards & Accolades: 

2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team Selection.

 

Career Highlights: 

Has started all 32 career games he has played in.

Made NFL and Buccaneers debut in a start in the 2015 season opener vs. Tennessee (9/13/2015) and proceeded to start each of the remaining 15 games on the year, all at left tackle.

In 2015, helped block for an offense that finished the season ranked fifth in the league in total offense (375.9 ypg) and fifth in rushing (134.9 ypg), while tying for the league lead in rushing average (4.8). 

Part of a 2015 unit that helped the offense to a franchise-record 6,014 net yards on the year, while also recording 2,162 rushing yards for the second-most in a single season in team history.

In 2015, the Tampa Bay offensive line allowed only 27 sacks over the season, the third-fewest since 1983 when sacks became an official statistic.

 

2016 Highlights:

Started all 16 games at left tackle.

Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack at Atlanta (9/11).

Started at left tackle at Arizona (9/18).

Part of an offensive unit that totaled 472 yards of offense against Los Angeles (9/25), the 10th-most in a single game in team history.

Started against Denver (10/2).

Part of an offensive line that helped block for 113 rushing yards at Carolina (10/10).

At San Francisco (10/23), started and was part of an offensive line that helped the team total 513 total yards of offense, tied for the fourth-most in a single game in team history, including 249 rushing yards, the fourth-most in a single game in franchise history.

Started against Oakland (10/30) and on Thursday Night Football against Atlanta (11/3).

Started in a win against Chicago (11/13).

In a win at Kansas City (11/20), helped block for 116 rushing yards.

Part of an offensive line that blocked for 118 rushing yards and did not allow a sack against Seattle (11/27), who entered the game tied for the league lead in sacks.

Started in a win at San Diego (12/4).

Against New Orleans (12/11), was part of an offensive line that blocked for 104 rushing yards

Started at left tackle on Sunday Night Football at Dallas (12/18) and at New Orleans (12/24). 

Started in a win against Carolina, helping block for 112 rushing yards (1/1/17).

 

College:

Started 31-of-32 career games played at Penn State (2011-14).

Played in the 2015 Senior Bowl.

Started 11 games in his redshirt junior season.

Named first-team preseason All-Big Ten by USA Today and Lindy’s, while earning second-team preseason all-conference honors from Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.

Part of an offense that put together a school-record 454 passing yards against UCF.

As a redshirt sophomore (2013), started 11 games at left tackle.

Honorable mention All-Big Ten choice.

Helped Penn State gain at least 350 yards in every contest.

Blocked for Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year, quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who set 12 school freshman records.

Saw his first collegiate action as a redshirt freshman (2012), starting 9-of-10 games at left tackle.

Helped block for a Penn State squad that led the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 yards per game) in conference play, while ranking second in scoring offense (32.6 points per game) and passing offense (283.1 yards per game) against Big Ten opponents.

Selected to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team.

Redshirted as a freshman in 2011.

Graduated with a degree in criminology.

 

Personal:

Attended Owings Mills High School (Owings Mills, Baltimore).

Played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Rated a four-star recruit by 24/7sports.com.

Earned first-team all-state honors and Baltimore Sun first-team all-met selection.

Did not allow a sack as a junior or senior.

Son of Sharon Thomas.

Has three sisters, Danielle and Tamika Thomas and Ebony Smith, and one brother, Dwayne Thomas.

Born Donovan Cole Smith on June 23, 1993 in Hempstead, New York.

 

Community:

In June 2017, hosted a group of children from Autism Speaks for a fun day at LegoLand, Florida.

Helped sponsor the 2015 and 2016 “Turkey Time with the O-Line” event, a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line which has provided thousands of meals for local families in need.

In October 2016, joined teammates and the entire Buccaneers business operations staff for the team’s “Hometown Huddle”, helping to refurbish the Sulphur Springs K-8 School and Community Center and interact with students. 

In June 2016, participated in a surprise visit to the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club with WWE star Titus O’Neill and teammate Jameis Winston to share positive messages with the members and surprise kids with tickets to WWE Monday Night RAW. 

In December 2015, visited patients battling injury and illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

In November 2015, congratulated students at Pinellas Park Middle School for winning the Fuel Up To Play 60 “Defend Your Turf Challenge” through a special assembly and P.E. class.

In October 2015, participated in games, arts and crafts, and activities with children at Metropolitan Ministries annual Fall Festival.

In September 2015, served lunch to more than 250 hungry and homeless men and women at Trinity Café. 

In July 2015, went bowling with rookie or first-year firefighters and paramedics.

Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers 2015 and 2016 Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

In May 2015, toured MacDill Air Force Base to greet military servicemen and servicewomen and learn about the important role that the base plays in the Tampa community. 

In May 2015, visited wounded warriors recovering from injury and illness at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.

Acquired By Bucs: 

Selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

Awards & Accolades: 

2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team Selection.

 

Career Highlights: 

Has started all 32 career games he has played in.

Made NFL and Buccaneers debut in a start in the 2015 season opener vs. Tennessee (9/13/2015) and proceeded to start each of the remaining 15 games on the year, all at left tackle.

In 2015, helped block for an offense that finished the season ranked fifth in the league in total offense (375.9 ypg) and fifth in rushing (134.9 ypg), while tying for the league lead in rushing average (4.8). 

Part of a 2015 unit that helped the offense to a franchise-record 6,014 net yards on the year, while also recording 2,162 rushing yards for the second-most in a single season in team history.

In 2015, the Tampa Bay offensive line allowed only 27 sacks over the season, the third-fewest since 1983 when sacks became an official statistic.

 

2016 Highlights:

Started all 16 games at left tackle.

Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack at Atlanta (9/11).

Started at left tackle at Arizona (9/18).

Part of an offensive unit that totaled 472 yards of offense against Los Angeles (9/25), the 10th-most in a single game in team history.

Started against Denver (10/2).

Part of an offensive line that helped block for 113 rushing yards at Carolina (10/10).

At San Francisco (10/23), started and was part of an offensive line that helped the team total 513 total yards of offense, tied for the fourth-most in a single game in team history, including 249 rushing yards, the fourth-most in a single game in franchise history.

Started against Oakland (10/30) and on Thursday Night Football against Atlanta (11/3).

Started in a win against Chicago (11/13).

In a win at Kansas City (11/20), helped block for 116 rushing yards.

Part of an offensive line that blocked for 118 rushing yards and did not allow a sack against Seattle (11/27), who entered the game tied for the league lead in sacks.

Started in a win at San Diego (12/4).

Against New Orleans (12/11), was part of an offensive line that blocked for 104 rushing yards

Started at left tackle on Sunday Night Football at Dallas (12/18) and at New Orleans (12/24). 

Started in a win against Carolina, helping block for 112 rushing yards (1/1/17).

 

College:

Started 31-of-32 career games played at Penn State (2011-14).

Played in the 2015 Senior Bowl.

Started 11 games in his redshirt junior season.

Named first-team preseason All-Big Ten by USA Today and Lindy’s, while earning second-team preseason all-conference honors from Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.

Part of an offense that put together a school-record 454 passing yards against UCF.

As a redshirt sophomore (2013), started 11 games at left tackle.

Honorable mention All-Big Ten choice.

Helped Penn State gain at least 350 yards in every contest.

Blocked for Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year, quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who set 12 school freshman records.

Saw his first collegiate action as a redshirt freshman (2012), starting 9-of-10 games at left tackle.

Helped block for a Penn State squad that led the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 yards per game) in conference play, while ranking second in scoring offense (32.6 points per game) and passing offense (283.1 yards per game) against Big Ten opponents.

Selected to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team.

Redshirted as a freshman in 2011.

Graduated with a degree in criminology.

 

Personal:

Attended Owings Mills High School (Owings Mills, Baltimore).

Played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Rated a four-star recruit by 24/7sports.com.

Earned first-team all-state honors and Baltimore Sun first-team all-met selection.

Did not allow a sack as a junior or senior.

Son of Sharon Thomas.

Has three sisters, Danielle and Tamika Thomas and Ebony Smith, and one brother, Dwayne Thomas.

Born Donovan Cole Smith on June 23, 1993 in Hempstead, New York.

 

Community:

In June 2017, hosted a group of children from Autism Speaks for a fun day at LegoLand, Florida.

Helped sponsor the 2015 and 2016 “Turkey Time with the O-Line” event, a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line which has provided thousands of meals for local families in need.

In October 2016, joined teammates and the entire Buccaneers business operations staff for the team’s “Hometown Huddle”, helping to refurbish the Sulphur Springs K-8 School and Community Center and interact with students. 

In June 2016, participated in a surprise visit to the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club with WWE star Titus O’Neill and teammate Jameis Winston to share positive messages with the members and surprise kids with tickets to WWE Monday Night RAW. 

In December 2015, visited patients battling injury and illness at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

In November 2015, congratulated students at Pinellas Park Middle School for winning the Fuel Up To Play 60 “Defend Your Turf Challenge” through a special assembly and P.E. class.

In October 2015, participated in games, arts and crafts, and activities with children at Metropolitan Ministries annual Fall Festival.

In September 2015, served lunch to more than 250 hungry and homeless men and women at Trinity Café. 

In July 2015, went bowling with rookie or first-year firefighters and paramedics.

Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers 2015 and 2016 Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

In May 2015, toured MacDill Air Force Base to greet military servicemen and servicewomen and learn about the important role that the base plays in the Tampa community. 

In May 2015, visited wounded warriors recovering from injury and illness at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.

 

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