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Arthur Smith
Tight Ends

Biography

Smith enters his seventh season on the Titans coaching staff, and his second season in charge of the tight ends after taking over the group for the final nine games of the 2015 season. He was the assistant tight ends coach for 2014 and the first seven games of the 2015, assisting Mike Mularkey.

Last year, tight end Delanie Walker earned his second Pro Bowl invitation, as he tied for the team high in receptions with 65 receptions for 800 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns. Walker now owns the top three season receiving yardage totals by a tight end in franchise history. He also ranks fourth in the NFL over the last three years in receiving yards (2,778) and second in receptions of 25 yards or longer (24). The run-blocking by the tight end group also played a key role in the success of the Titans run game, which ranked third in the NFL and saw running back DeMarco Murray lead the AFC in rushing.

In 2015, Titans tight ends accounted for 139 receptions for 1,572 yards and 10 touchdowns. Walker led the NFL in receptions by a tight end with 94 for 1,088 yards and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Walker’s reception total and yardage were both franchise bests for a tight end.
Smith enters his seventh season on the Titans coaching staff, and his second season in charge of the tight ends after taking over the group for the final nine games of the 2015 season. He was the assistant tight ends coach for 2014 and the first seven games of the 2015, assisting Mike Mularkey.

Last year, tight end Delanie Walker earned his second Pro Bowl invitation, as he tied for the team high in receptions with 65 receptions for 800 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns. Walker now owns the top three season receiving yardage totals by a tight end in franchise history. He also ranks fourth in the NFL over the last three years in receiving yards (2,778) and second in receptions of 25 yards or longer (24). The run-blocking by the tight end group also played a key role in the success of the Titans run game, which ranked third in the NFL and saw running back DeMarco Murray lead the AFC in rushing.

In 2015, Titans tight ends accounted for 139 receptions for 1,572 yards and 10 touchdowns. Walker led the NFL in receptions by a tight end with 94 for 1,088 yards and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Walker’s reception total and yardage were both franchise bests for a tight end.

In 2014, Smith assisted with the tight ends and saw Walker set a then-franchise mark for yards by a tight end with 890, which also was a personal best. Walker also set a career high for receptions in a season with 63 and posted the second-highest yardage total for a game by a franchise tight end with 155 yards against Philadelphia last year.

Smith began with the Titans in 2011 as a defensive assistant/quality control coach, and from 2012–2013 he served as the offensive assistant/quality control coach before moving into the role of offensive assistant/tight ends coach in 2014.

Smith spent two years as the defensive quality control coach for the Washington Redskins from 2007-08. During the spring of 2007, he worked as a college scouting assistant for the Redskins. In 2010, he worked at Ole Miss as an administrative assistant/defensive intern and coached primarily with the linebackers.

Smith graduated from North Carolina and played offensive line before joining the coaching staff for one season (2006) as a graduate assistant, where he worked with the offensive line.

Born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., he went to high school at Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.). Smith and his wife, Allison, currently live in Nashville with their son, Tanner, and daughter, Sophie.

Arthur Smith’s Coaching Timeline:
2016 -17: Tight Ends, Tennessee Titans
2014-2015: Assistant Tight Ends*, Tennessee Titans (*final 9 games of 2015 as Tight Ends)
2013: Offensive Line/Tight End Assistant, Tennessee Titans
2012: Offensive Assistant/Quality Control, Tennessee Titans
2011: Defensive Assistant/Quality Control, Tennessee Titans
2010: Administrative Assistant/Defensive Intern, University of Mississippi
2007-2008: Defensive Assistant/Quality Control, Washington Redskins
2006: Graduate Assistant, University of North Carolina

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