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Otis Smith
Defensive Quality Control
College:
Missouri
Experience:
3

Biography

Otis Smith enters his third season as Kansas City’s defensive quality control coach after spending a portion of the 2009 season working with the Chiefs defensive backs. Smith came to the Chiefs after serving as the assistant secondary coach with Philadelphia in 2008. He also served NFL Minority Coaching Fellowships with Philadelphia (2007) and New England (2006).

Otis Smith enters his third season as Kansas City’s defensive quality control coach after spending a portion of the 2009 season working with the Chiefs defensive backs. Smith came to the Chiefs after serving as the assistant secondary coach with Philadelphia in 2008. He also served NFL Minority Coaching Fellowships with Philadelphia (2007) and New England (2006).

In his past two seasons with the club, Smith has helped defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas tutor a young secondary. In 2010, Kansas City allowed opponents to compile a 78.1 passer rating, the eighth-lowest mark in the NFL. In 2011, the Chiefs ranked sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game allowed with 201.3 yards per game. That mark was an 18.6-yard improvement over the 2010 season.

While in Philadelphia, the Eagles led the NFC and ranked third in the NFL, allowing 182.1 passing yards per game in 2008. Smith was instrumental in helping the Eagles record 15 interceptions, including two that were returned for TDs.

Smith owns a vast knowledge of the cornerback position, owning 13 seasons of NFL experience as a player. He saw duty in 180 regular season games (108 starts) with Philadelphia (1990-94), the New York Jets (1995-96, 1997-99), New England (1996, 2000-02) and Detroit (2003). He concluded his career with 525 tackles (418 solo), 5.5 sacks (-30.5 yards), 29 INTs for 645 yards with seven TDs, 106 passes defensed and 82 special teams tackles. His seven INT returns for TDs are tied for the eighth-highest total in NFL history. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Philadelphia in 1990.

The New Orleans, La., native also played in 10 postseason contests (eight starts). He appeared in two Super Bowls with New England, earning a Super Bowl XXXVI ring with the Patriots. He recorded 36 tackles (30 solo), a sack, two INTs, 10 passes defensed, a fumble recovery for a 47-yard TD and two special teams tackles in the postseason.

Smith was a two-year starter at Missouri after spending two seasons at Taft Junior College in Taft, Calif. He originally began his collegiate career playing basketball for one season at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. Smith earned all-state honors in football as a senior at East Jefferson High School in Metairie, La.

Education: ­Missouri. Born: New Orleans, La. Family: Wife - Sandy; Children - LaKeitha, Chanel, Ciara and Chloe.

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