Social icons Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed
Vince Papale for Unisys    Picabo Street for Kaiser Permanente    Gale Sayers for ING    Sean Elliot for Rackspace    Howie Long for Compuware    Jerome Bettis for Federated Investors    Mike Eruzione for Pepsi    Willie Randolph for Merrill Lynch    Bobby Allison for Sherwin-Williams    Eric Dickerson for Honkamp Krueger Financial    Estate of Johnny Unitas for American Greetings    Lou Brock for Tyson Foods    Peggy Fleming for Sioux Valley Hospital    David Ortiz for Sports Illustrated    Rick Pitino for DiGiorno Pizza    Ron Jaworski for Glaxo Smith Kline    Clinton Portis for Pizza Hut    Ronnie Lott for Hewlett-Packard    Dusty Baker for John Hancock Insurance    Bo Jackson & Bart Starr for First Premier Bank    Tony LaRussa for Syngenta    Deacon Jones for Austin Mutual Insurance    Trot Nixon for General Motors    Larry McReynolds for Tennessee Valley Authority    Roy Firestone for 99 Restaurant Group    Steve Carlton & Mike Bossy for Coors    Sean Casey for Burger King    Ryne Sandberg for Home Depot    Marcus Allen & Pete Rose for Legends    Joe Mauer for Land O.Lakes    Cal Ripken Jr. for Hanshin Tigers

Search For Talent

Bruce Smith Speaker Fees

Bruce Smith Agent

Category:

Football

Title:

All-Time NFL & Buffalo Bills Sack Leader

Travels From:

Virginia

Fee Range:

$20,001 - $30,000

Contact For Bruce Smith Booking Agent Info

Bruce Smith Booking Agency Profile

Call PFP Sports Talent Agency at 1.800.966.1380 if you would like to contact a Bruce Smith booking agent for a speaking engagement, personal appearance, product endorsement or corporate event. Former NFL player, Bruce Smith, was born on June 18, 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia. Smith formerly played for the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins. Smith was a part of the Buffalo Bills when they won the AFC championship and went to the Super Bowl four years in a row. He currently holds the record for most career quarterback sacks with 200 after surpassing Reggie White's record during the 2003 season.

Bruce Smith was known as "The Sack Man" of Virginia Tech football. He finished his college career in 1984 as the most honored player in Hokie history at the time. As a Tech player, Smith had a career total of 71 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for losses totaling 504 yards. Smith had 46 career quarterback sacks, including 22 during his junior season in 1983 when he was named first-team All-America by the AFCA (Coaches) and Newspaper Enterprise Association. In 1984 Smith won the Outland Trophy as America's top lineman and was a consensus All-American.

After attending Virginia Tech, Bruce Smith was drafted by the Buffalo Bills as the number one draft pick overall in the 1985 NFL Draft. Smith became known as a sack specialist, with 15 in 1986 and a personal season-best 19 in 1990. By 1989, Smith had already become the Bills' all-time sack leader when he reached his 52nd sack. In 1990, his defensive performance helped bring the Bills to Super Bowl XXV, but they eventually lost to the Bill Parcells-led New York Giants. Still Smith had an impressive performance in the game. He sacked Jeff Hostetler in the end zone for a safety in the second quarter, and later forced New York to turn the ball over on downs by tackling running back Ottis Anderson for a 2-yard loss on a fourth down conversion attempt.

At the height of his career Smith was known as one of the NFL's most fearsome defensive players. His sack record attests to this, though his public demeanor suggested he was quite mild-mannered off the field.

In 1991, Smith was hampered by knee problems and sat out most of the season.

During these years, Smith continued to be named to the Pro Bowl every season from 1987 to 1998 (except for his injury-laden 1991 season). In 1987, he was named the Pro Bowl MVP. Smith was twice named the AP's NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1996) and three times named UPI's AFC Defensive Player of the Year (1988, 1990, 1996).

By 1996, Smith was still putting up prolific numbers, with 90 tackles and 14 sacks. By 1997, Smith had 65 tackles and 14 sacks and by 1998, although he was getting older he still had a respectable 50 tackles and 10 sacks plus 100 others.

After the 1999 season, Bruce Smith signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent. In his first season, he posted 58 tackles and 10 sacks, although he was now playing in mostly in passing situations. He pressed onward in pursuit of Reggie White's all-time sacks record (198), which he finally passed in the thirteenth game of his nineteenth season in 2003. Smith finished the season with 200 career sacks.

Bruce Smith had hinted in interviews that 2003 would be his final season. However, he never completely ruled out continuing to play. But on February 24, 2004, the Redskins released Smith, saving $6.5 million in salary cap space.

In his 19 NFL seasons, Smith played in 279 games, amassing 200 sacks, 2 interceptions, 46 forced fumbles, and 15 fumble recoveries, which he returned for 33 yards and a touchdown. Of his 19 seasons in the NFL, 14 of them were seasons where he had at least 10 sacks, a testament to his consistency year and year out. He was also named All-Pro 8 times.

In 1999, he was ranked number 58 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.

In 2005, was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2006, Smith was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

On Aug. 13, 2008, he was part of the inaugural class to be inducted into the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, honoring athletes, coaches and administrators who made contributions to sports in Southeastern Virginia.

Smith was inducted onto the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame during halftime of the Bills' September 21, 2008 game against the Oakland Raiders.

Smith now lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife of seventeen years, Carmen, and his teenage son. He works as a large-scale hotel designer, undertaking many projects with Armada Hoffler. Most recently he returned to Blacksburg where he purchased the Red Lion Inn and is currently redeveloping the site with a $50 million student-oriented apartment, hotel and restaurant complex.

Related Speakers

Bruce Smith Blog Posts

Join NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith For Grand Opening Autograph Signing in Pulaski, VA – Oct 12

PULASKI, VA – Join Pro Football Hall of Famer and Former Washington Redskins defensive end, Bruce Smith For Grand Opening Autograph Signing in Pulaski, VA on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. The Grand Opening event will take place at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 1088 Memorial Drive, Pulaski, VA, 24301. Source: C ... read more

DISCLAIMER: PFP Sports Talent Agency does not claim to represent itself as the exclusive agent for Bruce Smith. PFP Sports Talent Agency is a booking agency that represents organizations seeking to hire pro athletes and sports personalities such as Bruce Smith for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements and corporate entertainment. Fees on this website are estimates and are intended only as a guideline. Exact fees are determined by a number of factors, including the location of event, the talentís schedule, requested duties and supply and demand. PFP Sports Talent Agency makes no guarantees to the accuracy of information found on this website and does not warrant that any information or representations contained on this website will be accurate or free from errors. We are often asked how can I find out who is Bruce Smith's agent? To find Bruce Smith appearance fees and booking agent details, you can contact the agent, representative or manager through PFP Sports Talent Agency for speaking fee costs and availability. PFP Sports Talent Agency can help your company choose the ideal sports personality for your next marketing campaign. To hire Bruce Smith for an appearance, speaking event or endorsement, contact Bruce Smith's booking agent for more information.