Signed by the Bills on Sept. 5 ... originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2011.
PRO: Signed by the Bills on Sept. 5 ... originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2011.
• At KC (9/11), vs. OAK (9/18) and vs. NE (9/25): Inactive
• Made his NFL and Buffalo Bills debut at CIN (10/2), but did not record any statistics
• Recorded his first career special teams tackle vs. PHI (10/9) and saw action as a blocking tight end
• Posted a tackle on special teams at NYG (10/16)
• Saw action, but did not record any statistics vs. WAS (10/30), vs. NYJ (11/6) and at DAL (11/13)
• Inactive at MIA (11/20)
• Made first career NFL start at NYJ (11/27), did not record any statistics
• Totaled three catches - the first of his NFL career - for 11 yards vs. TEN (12/4)
• Started in place of TE Scott Chandler at SD (12/11), making one catch for a zero gain
• Made third start of season at TE vs. MIA (12/18)... left the game in the second half with a ankle injury and did not return
• PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE DECEMBER 20TH
COLLEGE: An All-Conference USA selection at tight end his senior year…Finished his career at Marshall with 75 catches for 791 yards
• 2009: w/ Marshall: Nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team and a candidate for national honors in 2010...named honorable mention All C-USA last season despite playing along-side Mackey Award Semi-Finalist Cody Slate who is now with the Kansas City Chiefs...team captain who is a tremendous blocker and receiver...Smith finished 2010 with 23 catches for 335 yards with most of those totals coming after Slate suffered a season ending injury against Southern Miss.
• 2008: w/ Marshall… Started 7-of-12 appearances...outstanding blocker and receiver...finished sixth on the team in receptions (12) and receiving yards (89)...recorded six catches for 53 yards against Wisconsin...tallied two receptions for 15 yards against Memphis...registered two catches for a total of 10 yards against West Virginia...made two tackles.
• 2007: w/Marshall: Saw significant action in his first season with Marshall on special teams and at tight end...started along with Cody Slate in the New Hampshire game...caught two passes for nine yards in a backup role with Slate and senior Brian Shope...returned a short kickoff 10 yards at UCF and improved on his blocking throughout the season.
• 2006: w/Marshall: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules…started collegiate career at Tennessee
PERSONAL: Father, Daryle, played on the offensive line at the University of Tennessee and spent six years in the National Football League playing with the Cowboys, Browns and Eagles before spending four years in the CFL...received the Cam Henderson Scholarship in 2010 and double majored in psychology and criminal justice...Lee and his wife, Alisha, have two children - son Brody and daughter Amanda.