Who is Justin Smith? Do you still miss him?
Justin Smith is a former American football defensive end and who is famous for Cincinnati Bengals. This handsome made numbers of scores in NFL during his career and earned good sum of money throughout his profession. Smith is as famous for his nick name “The Cowboy” because of his born place.
Where Justin was born and how old is he?
Smith was born on September 30, 1979 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He studied at Jefferson City High School and passed out High School from Missouri. The 6 ft 4 inch tall guy was sports lover from childhood. His parents were very supportive and never stopped him from sports. He didn’t shared much more about his childhood to the media so his basic information are not in the Internet.
How he came to end as Defensive end? How Smith started his career?
Smith is originally from Holts Summit, Missouri which is located nearby Jefferson City. He played football for Jefferson City Jays while he was studying at Jefferson City High School. During his higher studies at Missouri University, he played for the Missouri Tigers Football in his junior season. Smith’s sacks and tackles for loss set is school records and also set school’s sacks record for two years in a row.
Justin Smith was honored from Football Writers Association of America and was a first team All Big 12 selection. When he was at second year of his college, he earned first team of All Big-12 honors. And after 1998, he started to play every game in Missouri and soon entered into the 2001 NFL Draft as his junior year.
Smith At Cincinnati Bengals…
In 2001, Justin was drafted by Bengals in first round of NFL Draft, and on Sept.8, he tied up with the team. Smith was in contract for six years with signing amount of 1.5 million dollar and 1o million was base contract amount of his. Smith was on fire and breaks the NFL rookie record by 8.5 sacks of James Francis which was 8 sacks in first season.
In his second season with Bengals where he started each game at RDE and Led team in sacks. He played 95.5 percent of the defensive snaps, second on team. He ended the season with 6.5 sacks, and was the most secured record after his two seasons since 1976-77 which was a total of 15 on his first two seasons.
Smith recorded with Bengals in third season of 60 tackles of which 41 were solo. And he also added 5.0 sacks.
On his fourth season, he led his team in sacks and sack yardage. Smith also led the defense in snaps played and recorded 70 tackles.
On 2007, The Bengals designated the franchise tag on Smith and signed by him on one year contract that earned him $8.64 million.
Smith with San Francisco 49ers
Justin Smith signed with San Francisco 49ers on March 1st, 2008. He signed with an amount $45 million for 6 years and the contract included an $11 million signing bonus.
Smith registered 73 tackles and 7 sacks with one interception. He was selected for Pro Bowls from 2009 – 2013. Smith was named to the Associated Press All Pro team both as a Defensive End and as a defensive tackle in years 2011-12 and he deserved that honor.
Justin Smith had been nominated by many candidate to win the 2011 NFL Player of the Year Award and completed third with 6 votes out of 50 votes.
Smith was in list of NFL Top 100 Players of 2012 and was peers to be the 17th best player of 2012 season. But after 3 years, Smith announced his retirement from football after 14 seasons in the NFL.
Justin’s personal life… To whom Justin married?
Justin married to Kerri Smith but never shared any picture about their wedding. The couple is blessed with three kids.
How much Justin earned? What is the net worth of Justin Smith?
Justin smith earned a huge amount of money from his professional career. In the year of 2001, he signed a contract with Cincinnati Bengals of amount $11.25 million for 6 years and $57 million deal with San Francisco 49ers for next six years. If we add just his signing amounts then it would be like $67.25 million till 2015 as his net worth. Beside this, he is also an owner of Railwood Golf Club in central Missouri.