Justin Smith

Date of Birth
Sept. 29, 1979
285 lbs


Justin Smith plays defensive tackle and defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers. After playing his first seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, he signed with the 49ers and has made three All-Pro teams in six years with the franchise.

Early Years & College

Smith was born on September 30, 1979 in Jefferson City, MO, where he played football at Jefferson City High School. He developed into a standout player for the Jays, earning a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri. After arriving on campus in 1998, he became the first true freshman to start every game for the Tigers since 1986 and was named Big-12 Freshman of the Year.

Smith recorded 92 tackles and tied the school record with 8.0 sacks as a sophomore in 1999, earning him First-Team All-Big 12 recognition. He would g...

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