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Aldon Smith

Aldon Smith - #99 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 258 lbs.
Birthday 09/25/1989
Birthplace Raytown, MO
College Missouri
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 7th pick by 49ers


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Rookie Meter: Newton highlights stellar rookie class

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 4:04 a.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton's record-breaking season was just one of the many impressive individual performances we saw from rookies in 2011.

Rookie Meter: Smith making push for defensive honors

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
Aldon Smith had a huge game in front of a national audience on Monday night. But is it enough to take Defensive Rookie of the Year honors from Von Miller?

GoldSmiths: 49ers benefitting from play of three players named Smith

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
San Francisco's hot start is due in large part to the play of Justin, Alex and Aldon Smith.

Rookie Meter: Thanksgiving provides big stage for youngsters

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Aldon Smith and Torrey Smith highlight the top rookies playing on Thanksgiving this season, facing each other in the final game of the day.

Niners' rookie crop providing substantial impact

Posted Oct. 21, 2011 @ 3:47 a.m. ET
Inside sources agree that the Niners' rookie crop, led by OLB Aldon Smith, deserves considerable credit for the team's stunning success this season.

Rookie Meter: Dalton getting wins, franchise's confidence

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Bengals QB Andy Dalton has made Cincinnati fans forget about Carson Palmer, and with Tuesday's trade he is cemented as the team's signalcaller of the future.

Niners first-rounder Smith still has a lot to learn

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 10:43 p.m. ET
While the Niners do not regret at all deciding to make Aldon Smith their first player off the board last April, we hear it could be awhile before he works his way into the starting lineup.

49ers project top pick Smith as pillar in nickel defense

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Team insiders don't expect No. 1 draft pick Aldon Smith to become a starter right away. But they do think he will be a force in the Niners' nickel defense from the get-go.


Posted Oct. 30, 2012
Smith had two of San Francisco's four sacks in Monday's 24-3 win over Arizona.||||||| Smith is tied for fourth in the league with 7 1/2 sacks.
Posted Aug. 11, 2012
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the team will likely "dodge a bullet" after linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday night's 17-6 preseason victory over the Minnesota Vikings with a bruised hip. Smith was cut down by a Vikings player while chasing running back Toby Gerhart late in the first quarter. He got up slowly, stayed in for one play and then ran gingerly to the sideline. He didn't return.||||||| Harbaugh said the 49ers were still waiting for final results from team doctors but it "looks like we'll be all right." Smith walked out of the locker room without talking to reporters. The 49ers drafted Smith seventh overall last year. He racked up a franchise-rookie record 14 sacks - best among NFL rookies - to go with two forced fumbles. Smith was the runner-up to Denver's Von Miller for the AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Posted June 30, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers say linebacker Aldon Smith sustained minor injuries during an incident Friday night in San Jose and that he is recovering comfortably. A person with knowledge of the situation says Smith suffered stab wounds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because those details had not been released.||||||| The team says it is in communication with authorities and won't comment further at this time. 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says, "We are in contact with Aldon, and thankful that his injuries were not more serious." Smith, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 draft, had a franchise-rookie record 14 sacks - most among NFL rookies last season - to go along with two forced fumbles.
Posted Jan. 28, 2012
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with driving under the influence in Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County jail records show Smith was booked Saturday morning and held on $1,000 bond. Jail records did not show whether Smith was represented by an attorney.||||||| Smith was drafted as the seventh overall draft pick in 2011. During his first season, he had 14 sacks, a franchise record for a rookie linebacker. He also ranked 1st in the NFL in sacks among rookies.
Posted July 28, 2011
The San Francisco 49ers announced four-year deals Thursday for Smith and second-round selection Colin Kaepernick. Under the new NFL labor agreement, there is a club option for a fifth year.||||||| Smith is expected to be San Francisco's pass-rushing outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. The 49ers have signed all 10 draft picks, making sure a full rookie class will be in attendance at the start of training camp.