Frederic Charles Smerlas, commonly known as Fred Smerlas is a former American football nose tackle who played as a defensive lineman. Through his impressive defensive skills, he earned himself major popularity and love playing for the Buffalo Bills. In his 14 year-long journey of his career, he played for the Buffalo Bills, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New England Patriots which included five trips to the ‘Pro Bowl’.
Fred Smerlas: Age
The legendary player was born on April 8, 1957. Currently, he is 66. He played for the Buffalo Bills, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New England Patriots over the course of his 14-year-long career, which included five trips to the ‘Pro Bowl’. According to his birth sign, his zodiac sign is Aries.
Fred Smerlas: Early Life and Family Details
Born in the year 1957, Fred was born into a Greek-American family. He was raised in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Details about his parents or other family members have not been disclosed yet. People believe that he was enthusiastic and into sports from an early age and was very enthusiastic.
Fred Smerlas: Educational Background
Fred graduated from Waltham High School in 1975. In high school, he used to actively participate in sports even, football and wrestling to be more specific. For higher studies, Smerlas joined Boston College where he played as a defensive lineman.
Fred Smerlas: Career
As a kick-start in his career in NFL, he first played for the ‘Buffalo Bills’. He joined the team in 1979 and served for 10 years and left in 1989. Fred was called the ‘hero’ of the Buffalo Bills. He helped the squad to level up. After he joined the team, they became able to secure a first division rank in the NFL. Smerlas’s presence in the team made the entire defense system more effective.
Fred even was able to earn five Pro-Bowl appearances and All-Pro selections from the year 1982 to 1986. He served and performed as an outstanding defensive player on the team ‘Buffalo Bills’ for nearly a decade. He earned quite a lot of fame and popularity through this squad.
After the completion of the contract with the Buffalo Bills, Fred played for another team named ‘San Francisco 49ers’ in the year 1990. And in the years 1991 and 1992, Fred switched the team to ‘New England Patriots’. He has played around hundred sixty-six games altogether.
Besides football, Fred has also been involved in politics as a part of his career. In 2007, he was a candidate in the Massachusetts 5th US congressional seat.
Moreover, in the year 2007, he along with his friend opened a steakhouse in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The steakhouse was named ‘Fred and Steve’s Steakhouse’. The restaurant even got honored with an award at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Fred Smerlas: Notable Statistics
- 152 Games Started
- 2 Interceptions
- 28 Interception Return Yards
- 10 Fumble Recoveries
- 44 Fumble Recovery Yards
- 1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
- 29.0 Quarterback Sacks
- 100 Approximate Value
Fred Smerlas: Net Worth
The talented former football star has an estimated net worth of around 2.5 million US Dollars. The primary sources of his income and earnings are his careers as a former football player, a political person, and also an author. Currently, he resides in Massachusetts with his lovely wife. They are living a happy and lavish life.
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Fred Smerlas: Relationship Status
Fred Smerlas is happily married to his beautiful wife, Kristine Kefalas. The couple tied the knot in 1988. It is rumored that they have a son together. However, detailed information regarding this section is not available on the web.
Fred Smerlas: Quick Facts/ Wiki
|Full Name||Frederic Charles Smerlas|
|Nick Name||Fred Smerlas|
|Date of Birth||April 8, 1957|
|Birth Place||Waltham, Massachusetts, United States|
|Age||66 years old|
|Education||Waltham High School, Boston College|
|Career||Former American football nose tackle|
|Net Worth||Over 2.5 million US Dollars|