Bruce Smith Biography

( 1963 - )
December 20, 2018
First published on:December 20, 2018
by Sam

Facts of Bruce Smith

Date of Birth: 1963, June 18
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Bruce Bernard Smith
Birth Place Norfolk, Virginia
Famous Name Bruce Smith
Horoscope Gemini
Father George Smith
Mother Annie Smith
Net Worth $47 million dollars
Past Team Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins
Siblings George and Linda
School Location Norfolk, Virginia
House Location Virginia Beach, VA
Weight 118
No. of Siblings 2
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession former football player
Famous for football
Started career as football player
Awards NFL Defensive Player of the Year and AFC Defensive Player of the Year
University attended Virginia Tech
School attended Booker T. Washington High School
Married to Carmen
Children Alston

Bruce Smith is a former American football defensive end for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League NFL). He played with Buffalo Bills for four consecutive Super Bowls as AFC champions. He is also a Pro Football Hall of Famer.

As a former football player and current large-scale hotel designer, Bruce Bernard Smith earns quite a lot of money from his success business career but his total earning as a hotel designer isn't disclosed yet. Further, Bruce Bernard Smith has an estimated net worth of over $47 million dollars.

Bruce Smith's Early Life

Bruce Bernard Smith was born on June 18, 1963, in Norfolk, Virginia to parents, George Smith and Annie Smith. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to Afro-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Gemini. He grew up along with his siblings, George and Linda.

Bruce Bernard Smith attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. After completing high school, Bruce Bernard Smith enrolled at Virginia Tech and played football there.

Bruce Smith's Professional Life

After his college football career, Smith was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the first pick of the 1985 NFL Draft. He gradually improved his game and quickly became known as a sack specialist, with 15 in 1986 and a personal season-best 19, just three short of the then-NFL record of 22, in 1990. By the year 1989, Smith, in notching his 52nd sack, had already become the Bills' all-time sack leader, claiming a team record that he was to raise 119 times over the years.

CAPTION: Bruce Smith playing for the Buffalo Bills SOURCE: NewYorkUpstate.com

In 1990, Smith's defensive performance helped bring the Bills to Super Bowl XXV but unfortunately lost to the New York Giants. By 1996, Smith was still putting up prolific numbers, with 90 tackles and 14 sacks. In 1997, Smith had recorded 65 tackles and 14 sacks and by 1998, although getting older, he still had a respectable 50 tackles and ten sacks.

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Smith signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent and posted 58 tackles and ten sacks. He finished his career with 200 career sacks, the only person ever to reach the 200 sack mark. In February 2004, the Redskins released Smith and he officially retired from football.

CAPTION: Bruce Smith playing for the Washington Redskins SOURCE: Washington Post

Currently, he works as a large-scale hotel designer and undertook several projects with Armada Hoffler.  He also purchased the Red Lion Inn and further built a Hilton Garden Inn Hotel with 137 sleeping rooms. Moreover, he works with Thurman Thomas in their new business venture, Legends Energy Group promoting energy programs across North America.

Bruce Smith's Personal Life

Bruce Smith is married to Carmen. Together, they have a son named Alston. He currently lives with his family in Virginia Beach, VA.

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There isn't further information regarding Bruce Smith's personal life. He prefers keeping his family life quite a secret and hasn't revealed much about his marriage and family.

Bruce Smith's Salary and Net Worth

As of 2018, Bruce Bernard Smith has an estimated net worth of over $47 million dollars. He currently works as a large-scale hotel designer where he earns quite a fortune.

Bruce Bernard Smith so far has made earnings of $47 million dollars from his entire NFL career.

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Kept aside Bruce Bernard Smith financial earnings, his personal assets includes a Home in Virginia Beach, VA.

Facts and stats of Bruce Smith

Bruce Bernard Smith was not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The former NFL star is 6 feet 4 inches in height and weighs around 118 kg.


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