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WR TE Career
• Notched 36 receptions in 2019, setting a new Vikings record for receptions by a rookie TE.
• Caught his 1st NFL TD vs. Denver on 11/17/19.
• Went 41-3 overall at Alabama, won 2017 National Championship, played in national title game all 3 seasons and won SEC Championships in 2016 and 2018.
• Father, Irv, was a 1st-round pick by New Orleans Saints as a TE and uncle, Ed, played TE in the NFL.
OFF THE FIELD
• Comes from football family that includes father, Irv, Sr., and his uncle, Ed, who played in the NFL.
• Father was 1st-round pick of the Saints in 1993 (#20 overall) and went on to play 7 seasons with New Orleans (5), San Francisco (1) and Cleveland (1), catching 183 passes with 15 TDs in 95 career games.
• Uncle, Ed, played in the NFL from 1997-99 with Washington, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit.
• Ed caught a pass for Atlanta against the Vikings in the 1998 NFC title game.
• Born in Arizona and lived there until age 14 when family moved to New Orleans.
• Majored in kinesiology at Alabama. Hopes to open a gym following his football career.
Smith Jr.: Whatever My Role Is I'm Going To Embrace It and Help The Team Win
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Monday.
Irv Smith Jr. Mic'd Up at Training Camp Practice
TE Irv Smith Jr. was recently wired for sound during a practice at Verizon Vikings Training Camp.
Irv Smith Jr. 2019 Season Highlights
View highlights from Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr.'s 2019 season.
Smith Jr. Reflects on His Rookie Season, Details Offseason Plans, Expectations For 2020
Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. recently FaceTimed into the TCO Studios to talk with Paul Allen about how his offseason is going so far, the impact he made during his first NFL season,
Smith Jr. on His Touchdown: We Practiced That Play A Lot and The Coaches Were Confident About It
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media following Sunday's game vs. the Chargers.
Smith Jr. on Cousins Having Confidence In Him, Rebounding From Monday's Loss
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Wednesday.
Smith Jr. Hauls In First Preseason Touchdown
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith catches a 3-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sean Mannion.
Smith Jr.: The Offensive Staff Did A Great Job Getting Everyone Involved
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media after Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
Smith Jr. Reacts To His Preseason Debut In His Hometown
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media after Friday's win over the Saints.
Smith Jr. Explains What He's Learned From Rudolph So Far, Benefits of Both Being On The Field At The Same Time
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Tuesday.
Smith Jr. on Learning From Rudolph: "I'm Trying To Soak It All In and Pick His Brain"
TE Irv Smith Jr. addressed the media following OTA No. 2 on Wednesday.
Irv Smith Jr. Rookie Minicamp Highlights
Watch highlights of TE Irv Smith Jr. from 2019 Vikings rookie minicamp.
Film Room: How Alabama Utilized Irv Smith Jr.'s Strengths
Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich goes back to the film room and breaks down the game of TE Irv Smith Jr. to see how Alabama chose to utilize him in college, what made him such an effective college player, and more.
Irv Smith Jr. Draft Room Call: "Let's Do It, Baby!"
Go inside the Vikings draft room as General Manager Rick Spielman makes the call to Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. to inform him he was selected by the team in round two of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Irv Smith Jr. Highlights
View highlights of Alabama TE Irv Smith, who the Vikings selected with the 18th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Breaking Down Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr.'s College Highlights
Watch a breakdown of Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr.'s college highlights.
Vikings Select Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. In Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft
Pro Football Hall of Famer Carl Eller announces the Minnesota Vikings selection of Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. No. 50 in Round 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Smith Jr.: I Pride Myself On Being A Versatile Player
One of the newest Vikings, Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr., FaceTimed in to TCO Studios on Friday night to chat with vikings.com's Mike Wobschall about the draft process, what he takes pride in regarding his own game, the talent that will surround him in Minnesota, and more.
Stephenson on Irv Smith Jr.: "A Perfect Fit For Our New Offensive Scheme"
Jamaal Stephenson, Vikings Director of College Scouting, spoke to the media after the team selected Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in round two of the 2019 NFL Draft.
First Draft: Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr.
Watch this "First Draft" installment surrounding Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr.
Irv Smith Jr.'s Full 2019 NFL Scouting Combine Workout
Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. works out at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.