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Harrison Smith
S #22
Height:
6-2
Weight:
214
Age:
27
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Knoxville, TN
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
22
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 342 258 84 6.5 0 26 12 276 -- 81 4 3 3
2016 MIN 3 3 22 17 5 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 MIN 13 13 66 49 17 1.5 0 3 2 35 17.5 35 1 1 --
2014 MIN 16 16 92 71 21 3.0 0 9 5 150 30 81 1 1 --
2013 MIN 8 7 58 47 11 0.0 -- 3 2 4 2 4 0 0 1
2012 MIN 16 16 104 74 30 1.0 0 11 3 87 29 56 2 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 25-16 8 6 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 GB W 17-14 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @CAR W 22-10 7 6 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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BIOGRAPHY

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

    13/13                  53/52                    2/2

• Named to Pro Bowl in 2015 for 1st time in his career. 

• Earned All-Rookie honors in 2012 and tied for Vikings rookie record with a pair of INT return TDs on the season. 

• Set Vikings record in 2015 with his 4th career INT return TD, returning 4 of his 12 INTs for scores in his 4 NFL seasons. 

OFF THE FIELD Graduated with a managent-entrepreneurship degree in 2011 and was enrolled in graduate studies program during his senior season...His aunt, Elaine Hendrix, is an actress and has appeared in such films and shows as Friends, NCIS, and The Parent Trap...Active with hospital visits to the U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital and assisted with the Greenway Gridiron Gallop 5k race on Father’s Day...Hosts annual Kickin’ It With Harrison kickball event at Vikings Winter Park headquarters that welcomes participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities, an organization he supports year round.

HONORS Named to Pro Bowl in 2015...Named All-Rookie in 2012 by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and National Football Post...Voted by teammates as Vikings Children’s Fund Rookie of the Year in 2012.

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

    13/13                  53/52                    2/2

• Named to Pro Bowl in 2015 for 1st time in his career. 

• Earned All-Rookie honors in 2012 and tied for Vikings rookie record with a pair of INT return TDs on the season. 

• Set Vikings record in 2015 with his 4th career INT return TD, returning 4 of his 12 INTs for scores in his 4 NFL seasons. 

OFF THE FIELD Graduated with a managent-entrepreneurship degree in 2011 and was enrolled in graduate studies program during his senior season...His aunt, Elaine Hendrix, is an actress and has appeared in such films and shows as Friends, NCIS, and The Parent Trap...Active with hospital visits to the U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital and assisted with the Greenway Gridiron Gallop 5k race on Father’s Day...Hosts annual Kickin’ It With Harrison kickball event at Vikings Winter Park headquarters that welcomes participants from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities, an organization he supports year round.

HONORS Named to Pro Bowl in 2015...Named All-Rookie in 2012 by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and National Football Post...Voted by teammates as Vikings Children’s Fund Rookie of the Year in 2012.

PRO Signed contract extension in 2016 offseason...Garnered 1st career Pro Bowl berth following 2015 season...Set Vikings record by returning his 4th career INT TD vs. NY Giants (12/27/15), breaking old mark of 3 shared by 8 players...Ranks 5th in team history for career sacks by a DB with 5.5...Ranks 6th in Vikings history with 276 career INT return yards...Led the team in tackles and interceptions in 2014...Tied for 3rd in the NFL with 5 INTs and 2nd in INT return yards with 150 in 2014...Only player in the NFL in 2014 with at least 3 sacks and 3 INTs...Career-long INT return at St. Louis (9/7/14) when taking an Austin Davis pass 81 yards for a TD...4 career INT return TDs is Vikings franchise record...His 3 INT returns of 50+ yards is a Vikings record...5 INTs in 2014 is most by a Vikings safety since Darren Sharper snagged 9 in 2005...Earned All-Rookie honors in 2012...Tied Vikings rookie record with 2 INT return TDs on the season and was 1 shy of the team record for a season...Returned 2 of his opening 3 NFL INTs for TDs...Became 1st Vikings rookie safety to start all 16 games in a season...Selected #29 overall in 2012 by the Vikings…Became just the 3rd Notre Dame player and 3rd DB chosen by the Vikings in the 1st round in team history. 

2015 Named to Pro Bowl for 1st time in his career...Key part of Vikings defense that set the tone for NFC North Champions, ranking #5 in the NFL in scoring defense and jumped to #12 in the NFL in passing defense, #13 in total defense...Set Vikings record with 4th career INT return TD on his 12th career pick...Snared INTs off both Peyton and Eli Manning during the season...Started all 13 regular season games he played and Wild Card Playoff...Missed 3 games with injury...Sacked Matthew Stafford at Detroit (10/25) and shared sack of Aaron Rodgers at Green Bay (1/3/16) with DT Tom Johnson...Notched season-high 11 tackles vs. San Diego (9/27) and had season-high 8 solo stops vs. San Diego (9/27) and at Oakland (11/15).

2014 Led the team with a career-high 5 INTs, that ranked tied for 3rd in the NFL and tied for 2nd in the NFC...His 150 INT return yards was 2nd best in the NFL...Led the team in tackles for the 1st time in his career...Career highs in tackles (120), solo tackles (82), sacks (3.0), TFLs (4.0) and INTs (5)...Was the only player in the NFL to have at least 3 INTs and 3 sacks...His 5 INTs were the most by a Vikings safety since Darren Sharper had 9 in 2005...Played a major role in improving the Vikings pass defense from 31st in 2013 to 7th in 2014...Career-long INT return for a TD Week 1 at St. Louis (9/7) when taking back an Austin Davis pass 81 yards for a TD, 9th longest INT return in team history...He is tied for the franchise record with 3 INTs returned for TD...His 3 INT returns of 50+ yards is a team record...Set a career-high in tackles vs. New England (9/14) with 13...His 2 TFLs vs. Carolina (11/30) was a career-high...3 passes defensed against Drew Brees at New Orleans (9/21) was a career-high...Started all 16 games.

2013 Averaged over 8 tackles per game, notching 66 in 8 games played...Returned to the field for the final 3 games of regular season, coming back vs. Philadelphia (12/15) in upset win over playoff-bound Eagles...Vikings went 2-1 in final 3 games of season...Missed 8 games as he recovered from injury yet finished 5th on team in tackles...Suffered injured toe vs. Carolina (10/13) and was placed on injured reserve for recall...Grabbed 2nd INT in consecutive games vs. Cleveland (9/22)...Snagged 1st INT of season at Chicago (10/15) when he picked off Jay Cutler...Started season opener at Detroit (9/8) and led DBs with 10 tackles...Intercepted multiple passes (2) for the 2nd time in his career, finishing 2nd on the team.

2012 Impact rookie had record-setting debut...Started all 16 games and Wild Card playoff game...Tied Vikings rookie record with 2 INT-return TDs and was 1 shy of overall club record for a season...Ranked tied for 3rd in NFL with pair of INT-return scores and ranked 2nd among NFL rookies...Led all NFL safeties with 2 INTs return TDs...Ranked 2nd on team with 129 tackles and led team with 87 yards on INT returns while matching the team-high with 3 INTs...Set Vikings record with 16 starts by a rookie safety, passing previous high of 14 by Chuck Lamson in 1962...Ranks 3rd in INT return yards by a Vikings rookie...Had 10+ tackles in 5 games on the season and season-high 12 stops at Green Bay (12/2) and at St. Louis (12/16)...Notched lone sack at Houston (12/23), catching Matt Schaub.

COLLEGE Started in 47 of his 51 collegiate contests…Is the only player in Irish history to register more than 200 tackles (309), 15 TFLs (18.5) and 15 pass breakups (28) in a career…Was the lone captain of the 2011 Fighting Irish, an honor that has only been bestowed on 4 players at Notre Dame in the past 40 years...Split time at Notre Dame at outside linebacker and safety...Made 15 starts at LB before making the full-time switch to safety 6 games into the 2009 season…Started final 38 games…Ranks 2nd in ND history with 28 career pass breakups…Is 9th all-time with 309 career tackles…Had 3 INTs vs. Miami in 2010 Sun Bowl, setting ND single-game record.

PREP Named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee in 2006…Attended Knoxville Catholic High School…Honored as 2006 American General Tennessee Mr. Football Back of the Year after rushing for 1,340 yards and 19 TDs…Named 2006 Tennessee Class 3A All-State DB…East Tennessee HS Player of the Year in 2007…Earned Tennessee Class 3A 1st-team All-State honors as a junior…Played basketball.

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