Preston Smith Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, Green Bay Packers

Preston Smith

Preston Smith Biography

Preston Demarquis Smith is an elite American football player who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers as a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). Preston was a college football player at Mississippi State and in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Washington Redskins.

Preston Smith Age

Preston Smith was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States on November 17, 1992 and is currently 31 years old.

Preston Smith Height

Smith has an average height of 6 feet 5 inches (about 1.96 m).

Preston Smith Family

He was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States by his loving and supportive parents Jamie Jones and Corbin Smith. Smith grew up alongside his three amazing younger siblings.

Husband Preston Smith

Preston is happily and contentedly married to his beautiful wife Realyn Edwards (née Edwards). Preston and Realyn exchanged their vows over 2 years ago. The two lovers first met when Preston was playing for the Washington Redskins.

Preston Smith Education

Smith attended Stephenson High School located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Scout.com and 247sports.com graded him as a two-star recruit and Rivals.com as a three-star recruit. Preston decided to play for the Mississippi State Bulldogs after turning down offers from West Virginia, Kentucky and Syracuse, among others.

Preston Smith Salary

Smith receives an annual salary of $13,000,000. Signed a 4-year, $52,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including $12,200,000 guaranteed and $12,200,000 signing bonus.

Preston Smith Net Worth

Preston has an estimated net worth of US$5 million.

Preston Smith Career

In the 2011 season as a true freshman, Smith appeared in 8 games, recording a forced fumble in a 31-3 win over Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. Preston appeared in all 13 games and led the Bulldogs with 4.5 sacks in 2012. Preston recorded 2.5 sacks, including 2.0 in a 59–26 loss to LSU as a junior in 2013.

Preston earned Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week honors in each of the first three weeks after starting the 2014 season with a bang. Preston was projected by NFL Draft Scout and CBS as a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft at the end of his senior season.

In the 2015 NFL Draft, Preston was selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round with the 38th overall pick. In 2015 Smith was the seventh defensive end in the draft. Preston was signed by the Redskins on May 11, 2015, to a four-year, $5.77 million contract that includes a $2.46 million signing bonus and $3.16 million guaranteed.

During a 35–18 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wildcard Game on January 10, 2016, Preston appeared in his first career playoff game and recorded three combined tackles, a sack and a first down safety. In the NFL, Preston was voted one of the best players under the age of 25in March 2016.

Smith entered training camp as the backup outside linebacker behind Ryan Kerrigan and Junior Galette. After Junior Galette dealt with a torn Achilles during the 2016 preseason, head coach Jay Gruden named him the starting right outside linebacker. In November 2016 in a game against the Minnesota Vikings, Preston had two sacks, along with his first career interception, helping the Redskins to a 26–20 victory.

In the 2017 win against the Arizona Cardinals, Preston had a strong performance where he recorded a fumble recovery, a sack and his second career interception by Anthony Lanier. Preston recorded his third career interception on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the final game of the season. Smith tied the season record of eight sacks in the 2017 season.

Preston signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Packers on March 14, 2019. Preston sacked Mitchell Trubisky 1.5 times and had 5 tackles in a 10–3 win in his Week 1 Packer debut against the Bears. Preston sacked Joe Flacco 3 times and forced a fumble recovered by the Packers in a 27–16 win, earning him NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos. Preston signed with the Packers on March 14, 2022, a four-year, $52.5 million extension through the 2026 season.

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