Five things to know about QB Rusty Smith

Posted Apr 28, 2014

The Giants have added Free Agent QB Rusty Smith, here are five things you need to know

1. Originally selected by the Titans with their first of two sixth-round picks (176th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft, the 6-5, 226-pound Smith has appeared in three career games with one start and completed 23 of 45 passes for 234 yards with four interceptions.


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2. In 2010, Smith saw action in two games and completed 20 of 40 passes for 200 yards with four interceptions. He made his first career NFL start at Houston (11/28/10).


3. Smith was released by the Titans on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to the team’s practice squad on Sept. 2, 2013. He was then signed to the active roster from the practice squad on Oct. 5, 2013.

4. The Jacksonville, Fla., native became the first player ever drafted out of Florida Atlantic and is the school’s most prolific passer. During his four-year career with the Owls, he amassed 10,112 passing yards, 768 completions and 76 touchdowns and led the team to back-to-back Bowl appearances in 2007 and 2008. He attended Sandalwood High School (Jacksonville, Fla.) and lettered in football and baseball.

5. When he was in high school Smith began attending the same church in Jacksonville as former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. The two signal callers know each other and have worked out together, according to the Titans media guide.