• 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.
• Teammates at Alabama with Trevon Diggs, the younger brother of Vikings WR Stefon Diggs.
• 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 after pursuing a baseball career in the minor leagues with several franchises...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.: 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.