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Taj Smith

Date of birth : 1983-09-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Newark, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-27

Taj Smith is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Signed as FA with Colts on November 30, 2010...originally signed as FA by Green Bay on May 3, 2008...was waived by Green Bay on August 30, 2008...signed to practice squad by Colts on September 25, 2008...was waived on December 3, 2008...signed to Colts practice squad on December 8, 2008...signed as FA with Colts on January 5, 2009...was waived on September 5, 2009...signed to Colts practice squad on September 6, 2009...was waived on September 4, 2010.

CAREER

2010: Appeared in three games…saw action on special teams vs. Dallas 12/5…blocked punt for a TD in 4th quarter to give Colts the lead…was first blocked punt for franchise since Dec. 9, 2007 (Michael Coe at Baltimore) and was first blocked punt for TD since Sept. 10, 1989 (Albert Bentley vs. San Francisco)…also had two special teams tackles…had FR on special teams at Tennessee 12/9…had two special teams tackles vs. Jacksonville 12/19.

COLLEGE

Two-year player at Syracuse after transferring from Bakersfield Community College…was 56-1,049, 8 TDs receiving during career at Syracuse…set Bakersfield single-season reception record with 53 in 2005…left Bakersfield with school-record 95 career receptions and ranked second in receiving yards (1,670) and touchdowns (16)...holds degree in child and family studies.

PERSONAL

Full name is Tajiddin M. Smith…born in Newark, N.J.…attended Weequahic High School…lettered in football and basketball…recorded 91 tackles, five sacks and two FR for touchdowns as CB and caught three touchdowns as receiver as senior…led basketball team to two state titles…single…resides in Newark, N.J.



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