The Denver Broncos Rod Smith Does Something Unusual


The Denver Broncos have had a number of great players over the years. John Elway is easily one of the best players the league has ever seen. The team has had a number of great running backs including Floyd Little, Clinton Portis, Terrell Davis, Sammy winder, Mike Anderson, Tatum Bell, Bobby Humphrey, and Otis Armstrong. When it comes to wide receivers though, one stands out above the rest, Rod Smith.

Rod Smith played 14 seasons with the Broncos and made the Pro Bowl three times. Having been exceptional at Missouri Southern State, he would end up being inducted into both the Division II Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. By the time of his retirement, he would have gone on to accomplish a number of things that no one else had ever done.

After Smith graduated from college he was not drafted by any team in the NFL and ended up signing with the Denver Broncos as a free agent. He is the only player ever to surpass 10,000 receiving yards after not being drafted. He also has more catches (849), more receiving yards (11,389), and more touchdown receptions (68), than any other undrafted wide receiver in NFL history.

Rod Smith was a great wide receiver, the best the Denver Broncos ever had. He confounded the experts by excelling first at a small college after being passed over by the major universities out there. He then got passed over multiple times by every team in the NFL before signing as a free agent with the Broncos. Then during his 12 year career, he proved them all wrong and showed he was one of the true great wide receivers the league has ever seen.

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