Know About Roquan Smith; Stats, Contract, College, NFL, Dating, Age

Published Date: 02 Jan, 2020 Updated date: 02 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Just over the age of 20, Roquan Smith already bags the title of one of the most promising players in the NFL right now. The rising star plays for the Chicago Bears as the linebacker.

Before wearing the Bears’ jersey in the NFL field, Roquan Smith enjoyed a college career with the Georgia Bulldogs. There, he impressed with his amateur performance and also bagged several honors.

Roquan Smith Short Bio: Age, Parents, Height

The 22-years-of-age player was born as Roquan Daevon Smith on 8 April 1997 in Marshallville, Georgia, the United States. He is the son of his American parents, Roderick Smith and Shaquana Thomas. His father, Roderick worked as a contractor in Malcon while his mother, Shaquana was a staff at Fort Valley State University. He grew up alongside his three other siblings, Rod Smith, Tyanna, and Omar Richards.

About 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall in height, Roquan attended Macon County High School in Montezuma, Georgia. There, he initiated his football career. Later on, he joined the University of Georgia and committed to play college football for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Career Stats, Contract

After some promising stats with the Bulldogs, Roquan became eligible to play in the National Football League. Eventually, he was selected as an eighth overall pick by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Roquan’s contract was delayed due to a contract dispute between the Bears and his agency, CAA Football.  Finally on 14 August 2018, he penned a fully guaranteed four-year, $18.47 million deal with the Bears that included a signing bonus of $11.51 million.

The player’s NFL debut came in Week 1 of the 2018 season against the Green Bay Packers on NBC Sunday Night Football. Later in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills, Roquan recorded 13 tackles to give his side a comfortable 41-9 win. He finished his first season with 122 tackles, five sacks, five passes defended, and one interception.


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As of 2019 season, Roquan recorded a team-high 13 tackles as the Bears defeated the Denver Broncos with a 16-14 scoreline in the Week 2 fixture. However, Roquan was placed on injured reserve on 9 December 2019 after suffering a torn pectoral in Week 14.

Is He Dating Anyone?

Although his fans and followers are well aware of his professional stints, the relationship life of Roquan Smith still remains suspense to them. It is obvious considering the player’s wish to keep the dating and relationship affairs all to himself. In this situation, we can only assume the player to be single and completely focused on his NFL career. 

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Some Interesting Facts About Roquan Smith

  • Roquan became the first Georgia Bulldog player to win the Butkus Award in 2017.
  • Some two weeks after his NFL draft in 2018, Roquan was robbed in Athens, Georgia in which his valuables were taken from him; however, they were later found and returned to him the following day.
  • His career highlights include SEC Champion (2017), SEC Championship Game MVP (2017), and Brian Piccolo Award (2019).  
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