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178.  Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith was a great Wide Receiver but is he truly one of the elite, or is he just one of many in an inflated offensive age of Football.  The answer to that question will determine whether he will get into to the Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Smith may have accrued two Super Bowl Rings with Dallas, but he was basically a bust there as major injuries prevented him from being in the lineup for the bulk of his stint there.  After being released by the Cowboys, his career was resurrected in Jacksonville where he became one of the top wideouts in the game.  Smith would catch for 1,000 yards nine times and twice top the 100 catch mark.  Nobody can argue that those totals were not impressive (as they most certainly were), but a lot of other players were doing the same thing and Smith never made a First Team All Pro Team.

Jimmy Smith was very good for a long time, but sadly if there is an eligible player who has impressive stats who could be dismissed easily it could be Jimmy Smith.  We will find out very soon what the initial verdict will be.

Should Jimmy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 57.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 28.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Games Played: 178
  • Notable Statistics: 862 Receptions
    12,287 Receiving Yards
    67 Receiving Touchdowns
    2 Rushing Attempts
    -1 Rushing Yards
    26 Kick Returns
    589 Kick Return Yards
    1 Kick Return Touchdown
    118 Approximate Value

    11 Playoff Games
    40 Receptions
    647 Receiving Yards
    7 Receiving Touchdowns
  • Played For: Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • College: Jackson State
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 36th Pick in 1992
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Rings (2) (Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XXVII & XXVIII)
    Second Team All-Pro Selections (2) (1998 & 1999)
    Pro Bowl Selections (5) (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001)
    Most Receptions (1) (1999)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (3) (1997, 1999 & 2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (5) (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Reception (1) (1997)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (2) (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (1) (1999)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 25.  Receiving Yards: 12,287
    26.  Receptions: 862
    27.  Receiving Yards per Game: 69.0
    55.  Receiving Touchdowns: 67
    61.  Yards from Scrimmage: 12,286
    77.  All-Purpose Yards: 12,875

Should Jimmy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 57.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 28.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.4%
Last modified on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 21:22

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0 #1 Ziggy Koole -0001-11-30 00:00
If Jimmy Smith ever gets in the hall of fame, it will be because they want to induct a Jaguar and not because of how well he actually played. He was decent, but considering the numerous great receivers who have been snubbed, does anyone really think Smith has a chance?
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