Irvin Smith

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Irvin Smith
Born: (1967-03-12) March 12, 1967 (age 53)
Bethesda, Maryland
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) DB/CB
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
College Maryland
High school Poolesville
Career history
As player
19911992 London Monarchs
1991 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1992 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1994 1995 Baltimore Stallions
1996 2001 Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1994, 1995, 2000
CFL East All-Star 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000

Irvin Smith (born March 12, 1967) is a former gridiron football defensive back. Smith played college football at Maryland.

Smith attended Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Maryland, where he led the team to the state championship game in 1983 as the starting tailback. [1] He then went on to college at the University of Maryland, where he played defensive back from 1985 to 1988, earning a degree in criminal justice. [2] [3]

Smith attended training camp with the New York Jets of the National Football League in 1989 and 1990. In 1991, he played for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, and was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League but released before the season. He played for London again the following season, and made the Saskatchewan Roughriders practice roster, but did not see game action. In 1993, he tried out for the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings. In 1994, he returned to the CFL with the Baltimore Stallions. He was a two-time all-star and won the Grey Cup in 1995. He continued with the team after it relocated to Canada for six more years with the Montreal Alouettes, being named an all-star in 1996 and 2000. [4] [5]

Today Irvin Smith works as a firefighter for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. [3]

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References

  1. Moore, Scott (November 24, 1983). "Indians Winding Their Way to State Crown". The Washington Post.
  2. "Former Football Players Active in CFL and Arena League". UMTerps News. July 28, 1999.
  3. 1 2 Zurkowsky, Herb (July 17, 2015). "Cornerback Irv Smith makes transition to firehall quarterback". Montreal Gazette.
  4. Irvin Smith, CFLapedia, retrieved October 11, 2010.
  5. Irvin Smith, Pro Football Archives, retrieved January 27, 2020.