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62. Rod Smith

It is one thing to be highly touted out of college and rack up serious statistics in the National Football League.  It is quite another to do that when you go undrafted.  Rod Smith lit up the league when nobody saw it coming.

After going virtually unnoticed at Missouri Southern State, Rod Smith was signed by the Denver Broncos and by his third year fought his way to the starting roster.  He would go for 1,000 yards receiving for eight times in his stellar career and was a huge part to the Broncos two consecutive Super Bowls.

Rod Smith may be overlooked as his offensive stats came at a time when many others accomplished the same, but no one can ever take away that he will go down as one of the good guys of the game and has earned his respect in the Rocky Mountains.

Should Rod Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 79.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.2%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 1.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Texarkana, Arkansas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Games Played: 183
  • Notable Statistics: 849 Receptions
    11,389 Receiving Yards
    68 Receiving Touchdowns
    44 Rushing Attempts
    348 Rushing Yards
    1 Rushing Touchdown
    53 Punt Returns
    647 Punt Return Yards
    1 Punt Return Touchdown
    6 Kick Returns
    93 Kick Return Yards
    2 Pass Completions
    5 Pass Attempts
    86 Passing Yards
    129 Approximate Value

    13 Playoff Games
    49 Receptions
    860 Receiving Yards
    6 Receiving Touchdowns
    3 Rushing Attempts
    4 Rushing Yards
    2 Punt Returns
    12 Punt Return Yards
  • Played For: Denver Broncos
  • College: Missouri Southern State
  • Drafted: Undrafted in 1994
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Rings (2) (Denver Broncos, Super Bowl XXXII & XXXIII)
    Second Team All-Pro Selections (2) (2000 & 2001)
    Pro Bowl Selections (3) (2000, 2001 & 2005)
    Most Receptions (1) (2001)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (1998, 2000, 2001 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (4) (1997, 1998, 2000 & 2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (4) (1997, 1998, 2000 & 2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Reception (1) (1997)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (2) (1997 & 2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (1) (2000)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (2) (1996 & 2004)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 29.  Receptions: 849
    34.  Receiving Yards: 11,389
    50.  Receiving Touchdowns: 68
    67.  Receiving Yards per Game: 62.2
    72.  Yards from Scrimmage: 11,737
    86.  All-Purpose Yards: 12,477

Should Rod Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 79.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.2%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 1.1%

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