Telvin Smith has already constructed five NFL seasons since joining the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014. Meantime, the athlete also enjoys some three years of parenthood since welcoming his son in 2016.
Telvin Smith Bio: Age, Brother, Height
The 28-years-of-age NFL star was born as Telvin Smith Sr. on 11 April 1991. He hails from Valdosta, which is a city located on the Southern border of Georgia, United States. Not much of Telvin’s family status has surfaced on social media. However, it is known that his brother, Brian Keith Moore was shot and killed in 2016.
Telvin, who stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m), is the attendee of Lowndes High School. There on, he started his amateur football career and took it further to the Florida State University.
NFL Career Stats
Telvin Smith took his first part in the National Football League as the fifth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars at the 2014 NFL Draft. He landed his professional regular season debut for the Jaguars in a season-opener 34-17 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. Nevertheless, Telvin marked some impression with three combined tackles over the course of the game.
Later on 11 October 2015, he recorded a season-high 14 combined tackles during his side’s 38-21 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Telvin appeared in all 16 games in 2018 and recorded a career-high 134 combined tackles, two deflections, two interceptions, and one touchdown.
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Recently on 9 May 2019, Telvin announced through his Instagram that he would be sitting out of the 2019 season due to the health and family reasons.
The Jacksonville Jaguars first acquainted Telvin Smith with a four-year $2.43 Million contract on 27 May 2014. From the deal, the young star profited a signing bonus of $211,052. Later on 25 October 2017, Telvin penned a new four-year $45.05 Million contract extension with the Jaguars. The running deal includes $15.05 Million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $4.05 Million.
As part of his new deal, Telvin earns an average salary of $11,262,794.
Who Is Telvin Smith’s Wife?
The personal side of Telvin Smith is of mystery to most of his fans and followers. A major reason for this could be the player’s tendency to keep matters only to himself. Nonetheless, it is a known fact that Telvin had an early bliss of parenthood with the arrival of his son on 15 November 2016.
The NFL linebacker found some relief with the start of his own family after losing his brother two days ago. In one of his interviews, Telvin mentioned that the parenting experience had a lot of positive impact on his professional life. His words were,
Being a dad has given me patience. When I talk about the young guys, it’s helped me understand that everybody goes through the stages at their own pace. You cannot rush it. It’s just when it’s their time, it’s their time.
Apart from his parenting information, not much of Telvin’s relationship life can be carved out. It remains a secret whether he shares romantic bliss with a certain wife or girlfriend, or parents his son as a single father.
Some Interesting Facts About Telvin Smith
- Telvin helped his college team to win the 2013 BCS national championship.
- He found his place for a first in NFL Pro Bowl team in 2017.
- Telvin’s other career highlights include Second-team All-ACC (2013), 2x ACC champion (2012, 2013), and Second-team All-Pro (2017).