Jaylon Smith is an American linebacker for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. He began his professional career in 2016 after a successful college career at University of Notre Dame. Jaylon began playing football in High School, where he doubled as a linebacker and a running back which resulted in both Rivals.com and Scout.com listing him as the best outside linebacker in his class.
The celebrated sportsman was drafted into the National Football League in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Since then, the talented footballer has been playing for the Dallas Cowboys alongside his older brother, Rod, who is a running back for the team.
Jaylon Smith’s Profile & Biography
The famed footballer was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the 14th of June 1995. He is the second son of Roger Smith and Sophia Woodson who have two other kids – Saniya Smith and Rod Smith.
The American athlete attended Bishop Luers high school, Fort Wayne, where he participated in basketball, football, and track & field. Jaylon won several accolades and commendations in the three, but he was more prominent in football where he recorded amazing career statistics. This led to him playing football at the college level and being eventually drafted by the NFL in the second round of the 2016 draft as 34th overall pick, signing a four-year rookie contract worth $6.49 million with a signing bonus of $2.9 million.
The celebrated American footballer may not be the richest NFL player there is, but he has tidied up a handsome $9 million as his estimated net worth. Presently, the details of his assets which include both real estate and automobiles are not available to the public. Since he is still at the beginning of his career, you can expect his total net worth to go up in coming years.
Jaylon Smith’s Brother: Rod Smith
Dallas Cowboys’ running back, Rod Smith, is the older brother of Jaylon Smith. Both brothers attended different high schools and found themselves playing against each other once. The game which was won by Jaylon’s team with a 14-8 score gave him eternal bragging rights over his big brother.
Jaylon has said that watching his older brother achieve fame and success was fuel to him to want to succeed as well. Like every younger brother, he has consistently strived to be better than his older brother and step out from under his shadow.
Their father, Roger Smith, described his two sons being on the same team as a source of pride for his family. According to Roger, it is a bit surreal, especially since the ‘Dallas Cowboys’ is his favorite NFL team. What more could a father ask for than for his boys to have the needed opportunity to fulfill their dreams and aspirations?
Though the brothers are very close now, this hasn’t always been the case. ESPN’s Elizabeth Merrill once reported of a time when the two brothers had a massive falling out and were not close as kids as a result of this. It was also reported that Rod left a mark on Jaylon’s face during a fight when they were younger.
The good news is that both of them are presently on good terms with each other although their competitive edge is yet to diminish despite being teammates.
Personal Life & Girlfriend
Jaylon Smith is currently in a loving relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Nevada Jones who is a fellow athlete. Nevada Jones was a basketball player during her college years at Indiana University, Kokomo, a public university in Indiana.
Nevada has always been supportive of her boyfriend which is why it is wonderful to see Jaylon Smith celebrate his girlfriend and remain faithful to her. It is no secret that it has become common practice for men to cheat as soon as they become famous. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Jaylon.
On her own part, Nevada is known to be a private person and is not willing to divulge personal information to the curious public. Though she is on the social media, she remains silent on information about her private affairs.
Height, Weight, Body stats
Jaylon can easily be described as a tall man, standing at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) with a matching body weight of 111 kg (245 lbs). Information regarding his general body statistics is not known.
Being a professional athlete, being in shape is required; and as such, you can tell that Jaylon Smith is in excellent shape, which he easily maintains thanks to his career choice.