Smith (6’4”, 265, Oklahoma State) appeared in 13 games for the Brigade in 2017 and corralled 20 tackles (18/4) during the regular season. A disruptive force against opposing teams, Smith finished 3 rd in the league with 9.0 sacks, 9.0 tackles for loss and tied for 7 th with two forced fumbles on the year.
|AFL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR|
|2013||Joe Sykes||San Antonio|
|2012||Joe Sykes||San Jose|
|2011||Cliff Dukes||Tampa Bay|
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