Smith, Wayne

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( After 12 seasons in the Canadian Football League, offensive lineman Wayne Smith announced his retirement from professional football on April 28, 2017.

Originally selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats first overall in the in the 2014 CFL Draft, Smith went on to suit up for 183 regular season games, eight playoff games and one Grey Cup over a 12-year span with the Tabbies, Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts.

The Appalachian State product originally signed with the Argonauts as a free agent ahead of the 2012 season and appeared in 85 regular season games, starting in 22, and appeared in six post-season games with the club. The Etobicoke, ON native played an integral part of an Argos offensive line that anchored one of the CFL’s most efficient passing offences in 2012.