Jerome Hassan Smith was born on April 6, 1991 in Chester, PA. He graduated from Pencader Charter High School in New Castle, DE. As a true freshman, he played in 2 games before a shoulder injury sidelined him and forced him to redshirt. As a redshirt freshman, he appeared in 12 games and rushed 37 times for 134 yards (3.6 avg) and a touchdown. He also caught a single pass for 4 yards. As a sophomore, he started 12 of 13 games and rushed 227 times for 1,171 yards (5.2 avg) and 3 scores with 8 catches for 83 yards (10.4 avg). As a junior, he started all 13 games and rushed 200 times for 914 yards (4.6 avg) with 12 touchdowns. He also caught 8 passes for 74 yards (9.3 avg) and a touchdown. He earned third team All-ACC honors as a senior and declared early for the 2014 NFL Draft. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent following the draft.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on May 12, 2014 ... Cut by Falcons on August 24, 2014 ... Re-signed by Falcons to practice squad on August 31, 2014 ... Promoted by Falcons to active roster on December 24, 2014.
Signed a three-year deal with Falcons in 2014.