Bruce Smith

Bruce Bernard Smith (born June 18, 1963) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at Virginia Tech, where he was a twice All-American, and was selected first overall by the Bills in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Bruce Smith
Smith in 2011
No. 78
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1963-06-18) June 18, 1963 (age 59)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Booker T. Washington
(Norfolk, VA)
College:Virginia Tech (1981–1984)
NFL Draft:1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL records
  • Most career sacks: 200
  • Most seasons with 1+ sacks: 19
  • Most seasons with 10+ sacks: 13
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:1,224
Forced fumbles:43
Fumble recoveries:15
Player stats at · PFR

Considered one of the greatest defensive ends of all time, Smith is the NFL's all-time career leader in quarterback sacks with 200.[lower-alpha 1] Smith also received 11 Pro Bowl selections and eight first-team All-Pro honors, while appearing in four consecutive Super Bowls with the Bills. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

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