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30. Harrison Smith

As of this writing, Harrison Smith has played all ten of his seasons in the National Football League, with five straight (2015-19), and a sixth (2021) seeing him go to the Pro Bowl.

The Safety won the starting job as a rookie in 2012 and he has patrolled the secondary in that capacity ever since.  Smith was a First Team All-Pro in 2017 and a Second Team All-Pro in 2018 and he was the unquestioned leader of the Vikings' Defensive Backs.  Smith was not as effective in 2020, but bonced back in 2021 to claim his sixth Pro Bowl. When it is all said and done, Smith won't be remembered as the best DB in franchise history, but he will be in that highest group.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Free Safety
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 29th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/26/12.
  • Games Played: 145
  • Notable Statistics:

    144 Games Started
    29 Interceptions
    440 Interception Return Yards
    4 Interception Return Touchdowns
    8 Forced Fumbles
    8 Fumble Recoveries
    16.5 Quarterback Sacks
    861 Combined Tackles
    640 Solo Tackles
    221 Assisted Tackles
    42 Tackles for Loss
    36 Quarterback Hits
    76 Approximate Value

    6 Playoff Games
    1.0 Quarterback Sack
    43 Combined Tackles
    33 Solo Tackles
    10 Assisted Tackles
    4 Tackles for Loss
    1 Quarterback Hit

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    First Team All-Pro (2017)
    Second Team All-Pro (2018)
    Pro Bowl (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021)
    All-Rookie (2012)

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