Terell Smith

American football player (born 1999)
American football player
Terell Smith
No. 32 – Chicago Bears
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1999-07-27) July 27, 1999 (age 24)
Snellville, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:South Gwinnett (Snellville)
College:Minnesota (2018–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Tackles:49
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:6
Player stats at PFR

Terell Smith (born July 27, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Minnesota.

Early life

Smith was born on July 27, 1999, in Snellville, Georgia, and attended South Gwinnett High School.[1][2] He committed to play college football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the University of Minnesota.

College career

Smith became a starter at cornerback early into his freshman season at Minnesota.[3] He finished the season with 43 tackles, one interception, and eight passes broken up.[4] Smith saw limited playing time as a backup over the next two seasons after Benjamin St-Juste transferred into the program and became an immediate starter. He redshirted his junior season. He entered his redshirt junior year as a starter but was benched halfway through the season[5] Smith regained his starting spot as a senior and finished the season with 38 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks with two interceptions and five passes broken up.[6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+12 in
(1.84 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
32+78 in
(0.84 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.41 s 1.50 s 2.52 s 4.30 s 7.00 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
14 reps
Sources:[7][8]

Smith was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round, 165th overall, of the 2023 NFL draft.[9]

References

  1. ^ Brugler, Dane. "The Beast: 2023 NFL Draft Guide" (PDF). The Athletic. p. 259. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Christensen, Joe (March 10, 2017). "Terell Smith commits to Gophers football, moving class into top 20 nationally". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 21, 2024.
  3. ^ "Speedy Gophers freshman cornerback Terell Smith off to a fast start". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. September 13, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  4. ^ Clough, Sammy (July 22, 2019). "After big freshman season at Minnesota, South Gwinnett grad Terell Smith aiming for more". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  5. ^ Ruane, Blake (November 16, 2022). "Minnesota Football: In appreciation of Terell Smith". TheDailyGopher.com. SB Nation. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  6. ^ Greder, Andy (March 15, 2023). "Gophers' Terell Smith rallied to catch the NFL's attention". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  7. ^ "Terell Smith Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  8. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Terell Smith College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (April 29, 2023). "Bears draft Minnesota CB Terell Smith in fifth round". ChicagoBears.com.
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