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Jaylon Smith

#54, Linebacker, Dallas Cowboys

Jaylon Smith is a star linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted 34th overall by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. 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.

The celebrated sportsman began his professional life after a successful college career at the University of Notre Dame. In high school, Jaylon 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.

Smith attended Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. In football, he won the Butkus Award as a senior, given to the best high school linebacker in the country and was named the Mr. Football award winner for the state of Indiana.

2018 has been a banner year for the talented linebacker. Jaylon Smith is playing like his Notre Dame self, before suffering a major knee injury in the 2015 Fiesta Bowl. Smith has started all eight games and is one of the team’s top tacklers.