Aldon Smith

Team
San Francisco 49ers
Date Range
2011-Present
Position
Defensive Lineman

Bio

TRANSACTION HISTORY:

  • 7th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft

AWARDS: 

  • 2012 Pro Bowl
  • 2012 All-Pro
  • 2012 NFC Champion
  • 2012 NFC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 49ers Single-Season Sack Record (19.5)
  • NFL Record for Sacks in First Two Seasons (33.5)
  • Fastest Player in NFL History to record 30 Sacks

PRO CAREER:

SAN FRANCISCO (2011-present):

  • Smith’s 33.5 career sacks are the most by a player in his 1st 2 years in NFL history. Smith reached the mark by surpassing Hall of Fame DE Reggie White (31.0).
  • His 33.5 career sacks are the most by any player in consecutive seasons in 49ers history. The previous record was held by DE Chris Doleman (27.0 sacks from 1997-98).
  • Reached 30.5 career sacks in just 27 games, doing so at NO (11/25/12), marking the fastest player to record 30.0 sacks in NFL history. DE Reggie White held the previous mark (28 games).
  • Finished the 2012 season with the most sacks in the NFC (19.5)
  • Recorded 5.5 sacks vs. Chi. (11/19/12), the most in Monday Night Football history. The total is the 2nd-most in a game in team his- tory [Fred Dean – 6.0 vs. NO (11/13/83)]. Smith has 12.0 sacks in 4 career games on MNF, which is tied for the most among all active players on MNF (Dwight Freeney – 12.0).
  • Set the 49ers rookie sack record (14.0) in 2011, surpassing DT Charles Haley’s mark of 12.0 in 1986. Smith’s 14.0 sacks led SF and all rookies in 2011 and ranked t-5th in the NFL.
  • and 2nd most in the NFL (Hou. J.J. Watt – 20.5).
  • Set a new franchise record for most sacks in a season with 19.5 in 2012, surpassing Hall of Fame DE Fred Dean (17.5 in 1983).
  • Smith’s 19.5 sacks through the 49ers first 13 games of 2012 were the most sacks through a team’s first 13 games in NFL history.
  • Tied a 49ers record with at least 1.0 sack in 7 consecutive games (10/18/12 – 12/9/12), joining Dwaine Board (10/16/83 – 12/4/83) and Dana Stubblefield (9/21/97 – 11/4/90) for the longest streak with at least 1.0 sack in team history.
  • Recorded 5.5 sacks vs. Chi. (11/19/12), the most in Monday Night Football history. The total is the 2nd-most in a game in team his- tory [Fred Dean – 6.0 vs. NO (11/13/83)]. Smith has 12.0 sacks in 4 career games on MNF, which is tied for the most among all active players on MNF (Dwight Freeney – 12.0).
  • Set the 49ers rookie sack record (14.0) in 2011, surpassing DT Charles Haley’s mark of 12.0 in 1986. Smith’s 14.0 sacks led SF and all rookies in 2011 and ranked t-5th in the NFL.

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 23 games (21 starts) and recorded 112 tackles, 17.0 sacks, 2 FFs, FR, INT and 7 PDs.
  • His 17.0 career sacks rank t-6th in school history and in 2009, he set the school’s single-season record with 11.5 sacks.
  • In 2010, started all 10 games he played and was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection, as well as the recipient of Missouri’s Defensive Lineman of the Year Award.
  • He was also on the watch lists for the Bednarik Award (nation’s top defensive player), the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player) and the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award.
  • Registered 48 tackles while adding 5.5 sacks, 10 TFLs and 1 FF.
  • As a freshman in 2009, was a Freshman All-American selection by the Football Writers Association of America and named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
  • He was also the recipient of Missouri’s Defensive Line- man of the Year Award and Freshman of the Year Award.
  • Played in 13 games (11 starts) and notched 64 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 19 TFLs, FF, FR and 5 PDs.
  • His 11.5 sacks set the school record for most sacks in a season, surpassing Justin Smith’s 11.0 sacks in 2000.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Raytown (MO) Senior HS and was a first-team all-state selection and the recipient of the Raytown’s Defensive Most Valuable Player Award. Also a finalist for the Junious “Buck” Buchanan Memorial Award for the most outstanding player from the states of Missouri and Kansas
  • As a senior and team captain in 2007, registered 60 tackles, 21 TFLs, and 12.0 sacks, while adding 7 FFs, 1 blocked punt and 1 safety. Added 34 recepts. for 570 yds. and 4 TDs as a tight end
  • Earned first-team all-conference honors in basketball as he helped lead his team to a 27-1 record
  • Born Aldon Jacarus Smith (11/30/89) in Kansas City, MO
  • Majored in sociology

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