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Donovan Smith gets big new deal and $30 million guaranteed from Buccaneers

Donovan Smith

Former Penn State offensive lineman Donovan Smith hit the jackpot today with a new deal from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that will pay him a guaranteed $30 million over the next two seasons. That’s according to a report this morning from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

And check out these further numbers, showing Smith receiving a boatload of money over this four-year stretch — $57 million!

Smith has been the Buccaneers’ starting left tackle for the past six years, starting 94 games since he was drafted out of Penn State in the second round (No. 34 overall) in 2015. He helped the team win the Super Bowl this past season, starting 15 games and protecting QB Tom Brady’s weak side.

Smith started 31 games at Penn State during his career from 2011-14.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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