Canaan Smith Njigba is an American baseball player currently playing for his team Pittsburgh Pirates, unlike his brother who plays college football at Ohio State, Canaan plays professional baseball as of now.
Canaan Smith-Njigba: Brother, Parents, Net Worth, Contract
He is an American football wide receiver for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Smith-Njigba attended and played high school football at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas.
Jaxon holds the record for most catches in a single game in Ohio State history at 15. At the 2022 Rose bowl, he recorded 347 receiving yards, setting the record for the most receiving yards in any bowl game in history.
He grew up Rockwall, Texas and attended Rockwall High School. Smith-Njigba led the Dallas area with 97 catches for 1,828 yards and 20 touchdowns in his junior season. As a senior, he caught 104 passes for 2,094 yards and 35 touchdowns and was named the Texas Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s parents are his father, Maada Smith-Njigba, and his mother, Jami Smith.
A former four-star prospect from Rockwall, Texas, Smith-Njigba now has 91 catches on the season, passing former wide receiver Parris Campbell, who caught 90 passes during the 2018 season.
Smith-Njigba has caught 11 passes for a Rose Bowl and school single-game record 287 yards and two touchdowns.
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Smith-Njigba’s contract was selected by the Pirates on Friday.
Smith-Njigba was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis late in the 2021 season and will now join the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He made 73 appearances between the Double-A and Triple-A clubs last year and hit .254 with six home runs, 42 RBI, 36 runs and 13 stolen bases.