Robbie Smith (Canadian football)

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Robbie Smith
No. 40     Toronto Argonauts
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Smith with the Argonauts in 2022
Born: (1997-04-17) April 17, 1997 (age 25)
Brampton, Ontario
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight247 lb (112 kg)
UniversityWilfrid Laurier
High schoolSt. Thomas Aquinas
CFL Draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9
Drafted byToronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
2019–presentToronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Robert Smith (born April 17, 1997) is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career[edit]

Smith played U Sports football with the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks from 2015 to 2018.[1] He was a member of the 2016 Yates Cup championship team and was named an OUA All-Star in 2017 and 2018.

Professional career[edit]

Smith was drafted ninth overall in the 2019 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts and signed with the team on May 16, 2019.[2] He made his professional debut on June 22, 2019, against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He recorded his first career sack on July 18, 2019, against the Calgary Stampeders' Nick Arbuckle.[3] He later made his first career start on August 16, 2019, against the Edmonton Eskimos. Smith finished his rookie campaign having played in 14 regular season games, starting in four, and recorded 15 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, four sacks, and one forced fumble.[4] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

In 2021, Smith played in all 14 regular season games where he had 24 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.[4] In 2022, he played in 17 regular season games where he had 22 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles, three sacks, one interception, and one forced fumble.[4] In the 109th Grey Cup game, Smith had four defensive tackles and one sack, but took a costly facemask penalty that extended the final drive of the game for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[5] However, in a measure of redemption, he blocked Winnipeg's potential game-winning field goal and Smith won his first Grey Cup championship.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilfrid Laurier, Robbie Smith bio". Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Argos sign seven from 2019 Draft Class". Toronto Argonauts. May 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "Toronto Argonauts vs Calgary Stampeders". Canadian Football League. July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Robbie Smith". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved November 22, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "TITLE WAVE: ARGOS WASH AWAY BOMBERS' DYNASTY HOPES". CFL.ca. Canadian Football League. November 20, 2022. Retrieved 21 November 2022.

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