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Otis Smith
Position(s)
Cornerback
Jersey #(s)
23, 30, 45
Born October 22, 1965 (1965-10-22) (age 44)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
Year(s) 19912003
College Missouri
Professional teams
Career stats
Tackles 543
Interceptions 29
Touchdowns 7
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

Otis Smith (born October 22, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football cornerback.

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Early years

Smith attended East Jefferson High School in the late 1980s.

Professional career

Originally signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a rookie free agent in 1990. He spent five seasons with the team before joining the New York Jets in 1995. He signed with the New England Patriots in 1996, starting nine games, including the playoffs and Super Bowl XXXI loss to the Green Bay Packers.

He rejoined the Jets in 1997 and was re-signed by New England just before the 2000 season. Smith was a contributor to the Patriots winning the Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002, when his interception set up a key field goal against the St. Louis Rams.

He retired as a member of the New England Patriots on May 18, 2005.

Coaching career

Smith agreed to join Andy Reid's staff in Philadelphia in January 2008 as an assistant secondary coach for the Eagles. It is similar to a position he held in New England as a member of the Patriots organization as part of the NFL's minority coaching fellowship program.

On June 17, 2009, an Eagles spokesperson confirmed that Smith would not be returning as an Eagles assistant for the 2009 season.

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