- His nickname is The Ninja Assassin.
- Smith attended Oklahoma State, where he majored in education, and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after his junior season.
- The Pro Bowler did not start playing football until the 9th grade.
- He has 41.5 career sacks and 10 forced fumbles, with a career high seven sacks in 2012, and is third on the Texans all-time sack list with 27.
- The veteran defensive lineman participated in track & field in high school and received all-city recognition in shot put.
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