Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Rod Smith

Rod Smith

Details

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • School: Missouri Southern State
  • High School: Texarkana, AR (Arkansas HS)
  • Years: 1988, 1990-1994
  • Inducted: 2009
  • Place of Birth: Texarkana, AR
  • Date of Birth: May 15, 1970
  • Jersey Number: 9
  • Height: 6-0

Member Biography

The only player in Missouri Southern State history to have his number retired, Rod Smith set six school records during his college career with the Lions. A two-time All-MIAA selection, Smith set five conference records by the conclusion of his collegiate career including most receiving yards in a game (254), receiving touchdowns in a game (4), average yards per catch (24.0), career receiving yards (3,122) and career touchdowns (35). In 1993, Smith led the Lions to the MIAA Conference Championship en route to being named a Harlon Hill finalist and a First Team All-American. Smith graduated with three degrees and was named Missouri Southern's Outstanding Graduate. During his pro career with the Broncos, Smith set franchise records for career receptions (849), receiving yards (11,389), touchdown receptions (68) and overall touchdowns (71). The Broncos won two Super Bowls during Smith's tenure with the club and he retired prior to the 2008 season.