Smith is a native of Norfolk, Virginia, where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Following an all-state high school career, Smith accepted an athletic scholarship to Virginia Tech. Known as "The Sack Man" as a Hokie, Smith finished his college career in 1984 as the most honored player in Hokie history. Foreshadowing his future success in pursuing quarterbacks in the NFL, he had a career total of 71 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, for losses totaling 504 yards.
Bruce Smith. Bruce Bernard Smith Position: DE 6-4, 262lb (193cm, 118kg) Born: June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, VA. College: Virginia Tech (College Stats) Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 152 (9th overall since 1960) High School: Booker T. Washington Draft: Buffalo Bills in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft.
Oct 27, 2021 · Bruce Smith, arguably one of the best defensive ends in NFL history, is getting in the Halloween spirit by making sure none of his former quarterback foes forget him.
The first player selected in the 1985 NFL Draft, Smith quickly established himself as a starter on the Bills defensive line. Named the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year by the NFL Players Association, he went on to be named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1990 and 1996 and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 1987, 1988, 1990, and 1996. He also earned first-team All-Pro honors nine times and was selected to play in 11 Pro Bowls.
Virginia Tech defensive end Bruce Smith checks his Bufflo bills uniform for size with Head Coach Kay Stephenson and his mother, Annie Lee, during March 1, 1985 press conference.
Jun 14, 2022 · Smith was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year that season after racking up 13.5 sacks and 90 tackles, but he managed just three tackles and two quarterback pressures in the game in Buffalo.
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