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Andre Smith
OT #71
Height:
6-4
Weight:
325
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
8
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 98 84
2017 CIN 12 7
2016 MIN 4 4
2015 CIN 14 14
2014 CIN 9 9
2013 CIN 16 15
2012 CIN 16 16
2011 CIN 14 14
2010 CIN 7 4
2009 CIN 6 1

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS       Career GP/GS          Playoffs GP/GS

    14/14                82/73-CIN                       5/4

• Joined Vikings as a free agent on 3/18/15, adding another former 1st-round talent to the Vikings offensive line.

• Spent opening 5 seasons of his NFL career with Bengals while Mike Zimmer was Defensive Coordinator for the club.

• Winner of 2008 Outland Trophy as top lineman in college football during his junior season at Alabama.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies...Brother, Christian, played WR/DB at Hampton University...Enjoys fishing in his free time...A motorsports enthusiast, enjoys NASCAR and NHRA racing...Is the oldest of 4 children in his family...Family has dealt with fighting breast cancer...Active in community causes that benefit children and the homeless...Was with Bengals when the club was featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks, a behind-the-scenes look at training camp with an NFL team, during the 2009 and 2013 seasons- both times the club won the AFC North title...Cousin of 2005 Kansas City Chiefs 5th-round draft pick Alphonso Hodge, a DB who played collegiately at Ohio University

2015 GP/GS       Career GP/GS          Playoffs GP/GS

    14/14                82/73-CIN                       5/4

• Joined Vikings as a free agent on 3/18/15, adding another former 1st-round talent to the Vikings offensive line.

• Spent opening 5 seasons of his NFL career with Bengals while Mike Zimmer was Defensive Coordinator for the club.

• Winner of 2008 Outland Trophy as top lineman in college football during his junior season at Alabama.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in general studies...Brother, Christian, played WR/DB at Hampton University...Enjoys fishing in his free time...A motorsports enthusiast, enjoys NASCAR and NHRA racing...Is the oldest of 4 children in his family...Family has dealt with fighting breast cancer...Active in community causes that benefit children and the homeless...Was with Bengals when the club was featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks, a behind-the-scenes look at training camp with an NFL team, during the 2009 and 2013 seasons- both times the club won the AFC North title...Cousin of 2005 Kansas City Chiefs 5th-round draft pick Alphonso Hodge, a DB who played collegiately at Ohio University

PRO Joins Vikings in 2016 as free agent with 73 career starts under his belt...Spent opening 7 seasons of NFL career with Cincinnati where he was the #6 overall draft pick in 2009...Teammates in Cincinnati with Vikings CB Terence Newman and LB Emmanuel Lamur...Over the past 5 seasons (2011-15), he has started every game he has played...Part of Bengals AFC North championship teams in 2009, 2013 and 2015...Helped Cincinnati advance to playoffs in 6 of his 7 seasons with the club...Has been part of 10+ win teams 5 times in his 7 seasons...Originally joined Bengals as #6 overall pick in 2009 Draft, the 2nd OT selected in the Draft behind Jason Smith of Baylor going to St. Louis at #2.

2015 Started 14 games and the Wild Card Playoff matchup against Pittsburgh...Helped Bengals to 12-4 mark, the best record posted in his 7 seasons in Cincinnati...Missed 2 games at midseason with concussion suffered at Pittsburgh (11/1), inactive for games vs. Cleveland (11/5) and vs. Houston (11/16)...Protected QB Andy Dalton as he posted 106.3 passer rating, was sacked only 20 times in 386 attempts and threw for 25 TDs and 7 INTs...Dalton ranked #2 in the NFL in passer rating behind only Russell Wilson, and his 106.3 was Dalton’s career high by 18 points...Bengals running game had 2 RBs with 700+ rushing yards- Jeremy Hill with 794 and Giovanni Bernard with 730, ranking #13 and #18 in the NFL in rushing respectively...Hill tied for the NFL lead with 11 rushing TDs...Helped Dalton throw for career-high 383 yards at Baltimore (9/27)...Team rallied in 4th quarter to score 17 points to erase a 24-7 deficit and racked up 419 total yards vs. Seattle (10/11).

2014 Started all 9 games he played...Battled injuries in preseason and again throughout the year, landing on injured reserve on 11/25...Bengals went 10-5-1 to finish as AFC North runners-up...Helped team rank #3 in NFL in sacks allowed with only 23...Squad did not allow a sack in the opening 3 games of the season...Did not play in preseason as he came back from concussion but did start season opener...Missed games 9 and 10 on the season with ankle injury, returning to play in 11th game of the year where he suffered a triceps injury...Threw key block on Bernard’s 89-yard TD run vs. Carolina (10/12), the 2nd-longest run in team history...Helped Bengals post the #6 rushing offense in the NFL with an average of 134.2 yards per game...Helped Dalton earn Pro Bowl honors.

2013 Started 15 games in regular season and the Wild Card Playoff contest for the AFC North champions...Helped Dalton to his best statistical season of his career en route to setting team records in passing yards (4,293), passing TDs (33) and post 5 games of 300+ passing yards...Helped lead Cincinnati offense to rank #10 in the NFL in total offense with an average of 368.2 yards per game...Protected Dalton as he found WR A.J. Green for 98 receptions and 1,426 yards with 11 receiving TDs to earn Pro Bowl honors for the 3rd straight season...Green posted 6 games with 100+ receiving yards to set a Bengals record...Helped WR Marvin Jones set a Bengals record with 4 receiving TDs in a game vs. NY Jets (10/27).

2012 Started all 16 games and Wild Card Playoff...Helped key a rally in the 2nd half of the season that propelled the club to a 10-6 record, bouncing back from a 3-5 start to the season to go 7-1 down the stretch, the only loss a 20-19 nail-biter vs. Dallas (12/9)...The Bengals offense featured Dalton throwing for 3,669 yards and 27 TDs, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushing for 1,094 and Green hauled in 97 passes for 1,350 yards and 11 TDs...Green set a franchise record by scoring at least 1 TD in 9 straight games.

2011 In his 1st season as a full-time starter, opened all 14 games he played in and started in Wild Card Playoff game...Bengals bounced back from a 4-12 outing in 2010 to go 9-7 and earn Wild Card Playoff berth, finishing 3rd in the AFC
North...Started games 1-12 and 15-16, missing 2 games with ankle injury...Team ranked #4 in the NFL for fewest sacks allowed with 25...Helped rookie QB Dalton earn Pro Bowl berth and saw the Bengals offense post a 1,000-yard RB (Cedric Benson- 1,067) and 1,000-yard WR (Green-1,057)...Dalton threw for 3,398 yards and 20 TDs in his rookie campaign, despite not being able to spend time with the team during the NFL lockout...Dalton’s emergence allowed the Bengals to trade veteran QB Carson Palmer, who had been in a contract holdout...Dalton and Green became the 1st rookie WR/QB duo to each earn Pro Bowl berths in NFL history.

2010 Earned starting spot at RT in his 2nd season but was sidelined with broken bone in foot, going on injured reserve on 11/13...Team struggled to 4-12 record, including a 10-game losing streak...Benson rushed for 1,111 yards and Terrell Owens led team with 983 yards on 72 catches in Palmer’s last season as starting QB for the Bengals.

2009 Saw action in final 6 games of season and earned 1 start...Earned 1st NFL start at Minnesota (12/13), opening game at RT...Due to injury and contract impasse, did not play in a game until the 11th game of his rookie season...Made NFL debut vs. Cleveland (11/29)...Bengals went 10-6 and won AFC North, advancing to Wild Card Playoffs...Missed most of preseason during contract negotiation and injured foot on 9/1 in his 1st week of practice with the team...Was on roster exemption for season opener vs. Denver (9/13)...Added to regular roster on 9/14 and was inactive for games 2-10...Played in games 11-16...Helped set Bengals playoff record when Benson ran for 169 yards in Wild Card loss to NY Jets (1/9/10).

COLLEGE Regular starter in his 3 seasons for the Tide...Started 38 career games at LT...Consensus All-America as a junior in 2008 and won the Outland Trophy...Shared the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the best offensive lineman in the league in 2008...Named 1st-Team All-SEC as a sophomore and junior...Became only 7th Alabama true freshman to start his 1st game in the program and the 4th true freshman OL to start, opening all 13 games in his debut season in 2006...Named to Freshman All-America team...Played under Mike Shula as a freshman before Nick Saban took over program in 2007.

PREP Standout at Huffman High in Birmingham...Consensus top-ranked OL in the nation as a senior...Became 1st OL to win Alabama’s Mr. Football award...Earned USA Today All-America and was selected to US Army All-America Game...Earned All-State honors as a junior and senior and Class 6A Lineman of the Year in 2005