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47. Joel Smeenge

Joel Smeenge played five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, but he was used mostly in a reserve role.  His job description would change when he former Western Michigan Bronco joined Jacksonville before their inaugural season in 1995.

Smeenge would start in his first two years with the Jags at the Left Defensive End position.  Smeenge proved to be a good pass rusher, and while he wasn't starting as much in the years that followed, he was usually called upon in pass-rush situations.  In the six years he played for Jacksonville, he would have34.0 Sacks.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End
  • Acquired: Signed before the 1995 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2000 Season.
  • Games Played: 84
  • Notable Statistics:

    47 Games Started

    1 Interception

    12 Interception Return Yards

    9 Forced Fumbles

    3 Fumble Recoveries

    1 Fumble Recovery Yard

    34.0 Quarterback Sacks

    192 Combined Tackles

    151 Solo Tackles

    41 Assisted Tackles

    13 Tackles for Loss*

    28 Approximate Value


    *Tackles for Loss were not an official stat until 1999.
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