Best of Smith 2014

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Check out some of the best moments from Antonio Smith's first season as an Oakland Raider.

After stops with the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans, DT Antonio Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders on March 14, 2014.

The veteran became a staple on the Raiders defensive line, mentoring the younger members of the defense, as well as bringing a positive attitude that benefitted the locker room as a whole in 2014.

Smith started all 16 games in 2014 for the Silver and Black, finishing with 36 tackles and one forced fumble, according to coaches’ statistics.

During the Raiders Week 14 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Smith recorded two sacks of Colin Kaepernick and finished the season with three sacks.

Smith is now one of just five players (Jared Allen, Trent Cole, Julius Peppers and DeMarcus Ware) with at least 2.5 sacks in every season since 2005.

The former Pro Bowler was also the inaugural recipient of the Craig Long Pride and Poise Award, an award presented to the Raiders player who best exemplifies professionalism with the local media.