GP/GS (Playoffs): 31/0 (2/0)
- Smith has played in 31 games for the Patriots since being selected in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
- In 2008, Smith recorded a career-high 21 tackles while playing in 15 games in a reserve role on the defensive line.
Le Kevin Smith was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (206th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/21/06).
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2008 (15/0): Played in a reserve role along the defensive line and totaled a career-high 21 tackles (10 solo) ... Tallied his first career fumble recovery against Denver (10/20) ... Notched a career high five tackles at Seattle (12/7) ... Played in the season's final 15 games after being inactive in the season opener against Kansas City (9/7) ... Tallied one tackle playing in reserve at defensive end against Miami (9/21) ... Played on defensive sub packages and made one solo tackle at San Diego (10/12) ... Credited with his first career fumble recovery, scooping up a ball freed on Lewis Sanders' strip of Broncos running back Andre Hall against Denver (10/20) ... Tallied three tackles ... Contributed two tackles in coverage playing in reserve at defensive end against St. Louis (10/26) ... Tallied a single-game career high five tackles, including three solo stops at Seattle (12/7) ... Dragged down Maurice Morris for a 1-yard loss ... Helped create the hole for Ellis Hobbs' 95-yard touchdown kickoff return as Hobbs tied the Patriots franchise record with his third career kickoff return for a touchdown at Oakland (12/14) ... Dropped Darren McFadden for no gain ... Notched two tackles (1 solo) against Arizona (12/21) ... Played in reserve at defensive end, tallying two tackles in the Patriots' shutout victory at Buffalo (12/28).
2007 (13/0/0/3): Set a single-season career high appearing in 13 regular-season games in 2007.
at N.Y. Jets (9/9): Saw time in reserve at nose tackle in the Patriots' 38-14 season opening win. San Diego (9/16): Saw time on special teams coverage units during the Patriots' 38-14 victory over the Chargers. Buffalo (9/23): Played in reserve at defensive tackle in the Patriots' 38-7 win over the Bills. at Cincinnati (10/1): Saw action in a reserve role at defensive tackle in the Patriots' 34-13 victory over the Bengals. Cleveland (10/7): Saw action in a reserve role at defensive tackle in the Patriots' 34-17 victory over the Browns... Did not record a tackle. at Dallas (10/14): Saw action in reserve on special teams coverage units and tied Brandon Meriweather for the team lead with two special teams tackles in the Patriots' 48-27 win over the Cowboys. at Miami (10/21): Played in a reserve role on the defensive line and on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 49-28 win... Tallied one solo tackle. Washington (10/28): Saw action in reserve role special teams coverage units and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles in the Patriots' commanding 52-7 win over the Redskins. at Indianapolis (11/4): Played in a reserve role on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 24-20 comeback win over the Colts. at Buffalo (11/18): Inactive. Philadelphia (11/25): Inactive. at Baltimore (12/3): Saw action in a reserve role on special teams coverage units in the Patriots' 27-24 win over the Ravens. Pittsburgh (12/9): Inactive. N.Y. Jets (12/16): Played in reserve on special teams coverage and protection units in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets. Miami (12/23): Played in reserve at defensive end and on special teams coverage and protection units in the Patriots' 28-7 win over the Dolphins... Made one solo tackle. at N.Y. Giants (12/29): Played on special teams coverage and return units as the Patriots became the fourth team in NFL history to finish its regular-season undefeated in a 38-35 comeback victory over the Giants.
2007 Postseason (2/0/0/1): Jacksonville (1/12): Played in reserve on special teams coverage and return units in the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jaguars. San Diego (1/20): Inactive. N.Y. Giants (2/3): Played in reserve at defensive end and on special teams coverage and return units in Super Bowl XLII.
2006 (3/0, 0/0): Saw action in three games as a reserve defensive lineman ... Was active but did not play in two games and was listed as a day-of-game inactive 11 times.
Houston (12/17): Saw limited action as a reserve at nose tackle and collected a tackle. Jacksonville (12/24): Saw limited action on the defensive front in goal line situations. Tennessee (12/31): Saw action on the defensive line and posted a tackle.
Started 35 of 49 games at Nebraska, recording 9.5 sacks for 55 yards and 36 tackles for losses of 112 yards ... His 36 tackles for losses were the seventh-highest total in Cornhusker history and the second highest total by any defensive lineman in school annals ... Only Jim Skow (1982- 85) had more tackles for losses as a defensive lineman at Nebraska ... Also recorded an interception with a 14-yard return, 20 quarterback pressures, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Missed only one game during his collegiate career ... Topped the 40-tackle mark in all four of his seasons as a Husker ... As a senior in 2005, started all 12 games at weak-side defensive tackle and recorded 43 tackles (23 solos) with a career-high six sacks for 35 yards and a career-high 13 stops for losses of 54 yards ... As a junior in 2004, started all 11 games at nose guard and received Associated Press All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention ... Led all Nebraska defensive linemen with 43 tackles (18 solos), 2.5 sacks for 14 yards and 11 stops for losses of 29 yards ... Started all 12 games at right defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2003 ... Registered 44 tackles (20 solos) with six stops for losses of 18 yards ... Played in all 14 games as a reserve defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2002.
Le Kevin Smith was born the son of Kimberly Smith on July 21, 1982 ... Named to the 2003 Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Attended Stratford (Macon, Ga.) Academy, where he became one of the top high school defensive linemen in the country ... Named the USA Today Georgia Player of the Year and was an All-American according to Super Prep and Rivals.com ... Helped Stratford Academy win two Class 3A state titles ... Four-year letterwinner in track, winning three state titles in the discus and two in the shot put ... Graduated from Nebraska in December 2005 with a degree in Construction Management.
- As a youth, Le Kevin used to routinely beat his friends in playground backflip contests, often completing three or four in a row despite being the largest kid on the playground. At 6-foot-3-inches and 308 pounds, he can complete a backflip.
- Le Kevin enjoys drawing, painting and photography. He even has some of his art hanging in a hospital in his hometown of Macon, Georgia.