Know About Jaylon Smith; Contract, Stats, Jersey, Brother, Height, Dating

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Published Date: 22 Aug, 2019 Updated date: 22 Aug, 2019

Jaylon Smith breaks into the news headlines after penning a five-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). The linebacker first appeared in the Cowboys’ jersey back in 2017.

Before marching his feet in the NFL playground, Jaylon Smith enjoyed a successful high school and college journey. He recorded some good stats playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Jaylon Smith Bio: Age, Brother, Height

The 24-years-of-age NFL player was born on 14 June 1995 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the United States. He is the second son of his parents Roger Smith and Sophia Woodson. Jaylon’s elder brother, Rod Smith plays as a running back for the New York Giants. He also has a sister named Saniya Smith.

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Jaylon Smith with his brother Rod (Picture: Inside The Star)

The athlete stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs around 248 pounds (112 kg). He started playing football after he joined Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Subsequently, he moved to the University of Notre Dame and continued his amateur career playing for Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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NFL Career: Stats, Contract

The Dallas Cowboys surprised many football fans after they picked Jaylon Smith in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft as their 34th overall pick. It was a huge gamble as the player was recovering from a serious left knee injury that he met in his last college game. Finally, the deal became official on 20 May 2016, after Jaylon penned a four-year, $6.49 million contract that included $4.42 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.92 million.

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Catch Jaylon Smith’s NFL career stats (Picture: ESPN)

Jaylon ringed his professional regular-season debut in 2017, in the Cowboy’s season-opener against the New York Giants. He recorded seven combined tackles and forced a fumble during their 19-3 victory. He signed a five-year, $64 million contract extension with the Cowboys with $35.5 Million guaranteed on 20 August 2019. The deal keeps him with the team until the 2024 season.

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Jaylon Smith’s Dating Status

Jaylon Smith enjoys a blissful relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Nevada Jones. Nevada is a fellow athlete who played basketball during her college years at Indiana University, Kokomo, a public university in Indiana.

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Jaylon Smith with his girlfriend Nevada Jones on 15 June 2017 (Picture: Jaylon’s Instagram)

The couple is supportive of each other and seems to fully enjoy each other’s company.   

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Some Interesting Facts About Jaylon Smith

  • During his high school days, he won the Butkus Award as a senior and was named the Mr. Football award winner for the state of Indiana.
  • He was considered the best outside linebacker recruit of his class by both Rivals.com and Scout.com in 2013.
  • Jaylon’s career highlights include USA Today High School All-American (2012), Independent DPOY (2014), 2 X First-team All-Independent (2014, 2015), and PFF’s Breakout Player of the Year (2018).
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