An undrafted player from Old Dominion, Smartt spent most of his college career as a quarterback. He moved to tight end, was signed by the Chargers, and had a strong training camp before incurring an injury that kept him out for the majority of his rookie season in 2022.
With Gerald Everett out this week, Smartt stepped into a bigger role against the Packers. That step paid dividends in the second quarter. Smartt took an intermediate pass from Justin Herbert, stiff armed a Packers defender, and burst upfield for a 51-yard touchdown.
Smartt’s first career touchdown also gave the Chargers a 10-7 lead.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) November 19, 2023