Rookie headshot from 2022 of Tyrone Riley taken at TCOPC in Eagan, MN.

Za'Darius Smith

OLB

#55

Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 29

Weight: 272 lbs

College: Kentucky

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    1
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
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Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASONTEAMGGSTotalSoloASTSCKSFTYPDEFINTYDSAVGLNGTDSFFOPP FR
2015Baltimore Ravens1503020105.5010
2016Baltimore Ravens1342010101011
2017Baltimore Ravens144241593.5011
2018Baltimore Ravens1684525198.5021
2019Green Bay Packers161655411413.5001
2020Green Bay Packers161652281712.50242
2021Green Bay Packers101100000
TOTAL91482271407944.5070000082

Biography

Za'Darius Smithjoins the Vikings in 2022 after spending the past three seasons with the Green Bay Packers, tallying 26.0 sacks, 29 tackles for loss and 60 quarterback hits from 2019-21. Smith earned Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro honors in 2020 after posting 12.5 sacks, becoming the first Packers linebacker to be named an All-Pro since Clay Matthews in 2012. Despite missing most of the 2021 season, Smith is one of five players in the NFL who have posted at least 12.5 sacks in two of the last three seasons. Prior to joining the Packers, Smith played for the Baltimore Ravens (2015-18), posting 18.5 sacks, 24 tackles for loss and 52 quarterback hits. The Greenville, Alabama, native was selected in the fourth round (122nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Ravens. Smith played collegiately at Kentucky and tallied 119 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks in his two years with the Wildcats. Smith previously played two seasons at East Mississippi Community College.

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