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SJSU Football Alum Keith Smith Resigned By The Dallas Cowboys

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Posted July 31, 2015 by in

GetSportsFocus is presented by: Dr. Arthur J. Ting, MD – Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery

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by: Dustin Dorsey

On the second day of Training Camp for the Dallas Cowboys, there is a new member of the team, former San Jose State linebacker Keith Smith. After the retirement of linebacker Keith Rivers and the placement of Rolando McClain on the Physically Unable to Preform (PUP) list, the Cowboys needed to make a move for health insurance. After a tryout this morning, Keith Smith has signed a contract with the team. This comes just a few months after Smith was released from the team following mini-camps. The former Spartan spent time on the active and practice roster during the 2014-2015 season with the Dallas Cowboys. Smith tells us that he is excited to be back to work. Training camp will continue here in Oxnard until mid August.

Keith Smith - Dallas Cowboys #56 - photo taken by: Dustin Dorsey

Keith Smith – Dallas Cowboys #56 – photo taken by: Dustin Dorsey

Keith Smith - Dallas Cowboys #56 - photo taken by: Dustin Dorsey

Keith Smith – Dallas Cowboys #56 – photo taken by: Dustin Dorsey

(The video above was officially released on May 4, 2013)

GetSportsFocus.com – SJSU LB Keith Smith wrapped up his college career as the 2013 NCAA FBS Tackle Leader. He started all 12 games and racked up 159 tackles (13.25 avg./game), 78 solo and 8 tackle for loss.
As a four year starter, Smith finished his Spartan career with 476 total tackles, 231 solo and 245 assist. He became the 3rd FBS player in NCAA history to record 2 games of 20+ tackles and 1st to do it in back-to-back games with career-best 21 tackles VS Minnesota on 9/21/13 and 20 tackles a week later against Utah State.
Keith Smith started in 45 out of 50 games during his four years at SJSU. Proficient and experienced in both 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes, Smith had 2 streaks where he played 600 consecutive snaps as a Spartan.
A team captain known for his post play celebratory acts, Keith Smith made his mark in SJSU Football history as one of the most entertaining and charismatic player of all time.

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About the Author

Dustin Dorsey

Dustin Dorsey joined the GSF Crew as a reporter in the Fall of 2015. As a senior majoring in journalism at San Jose State University, Dustin's life revolves around football. The San Jose local has been a life long fan of the Dallas Cowboys and continues to cheer for his team despite living in the Bay Area. During his college career, Dustin worked with the San Jose State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal football teams. He was a part of some of the best teams in Spartan and Cardinal history. His love of the game drives him to want to follow football for the rest of his life.

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