Jimmy Smith was one of the best and most productive wide receivers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd round of the 1992 NFL Draft out of Jackson State University. Due to injuries and illness, Smith did not see a great amount of action during his first three years in the league. In early 1995, he signed with the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars and became a star receiver for the team and stayed with them until he retired following the 2005 season.
Some interesting facts about Jimmy Smith:
-Jimmy Smith topped the 100 reception mark twice during his career, he caught 112 passes in 2001 and led the league with 116 catches in 1999.
-During his career, Jimmy Smith rushed the ball twice. He lost three yards the first time and gained two the next, meaning for his career he has -1 rushing yards.
-In 1995, the Jaguars first year in the league, Jimmy Smith returned 24 kickoffs, including one for a touchdown. He would return two the next season and then never return kickoffs again during his career.
-Jimmy Smith never fumbled the ball more than twice during any season he played in.
-Jimmy Smith was named to five straight Pro Bowls from 1997 to 2001.
-At the time of his retirement, only three wide receivers in NFL history had gained more receiving yards than Jimmy Smith: Art Monk, Steve Largent, and James Lofton.