A History of NFL Hall of Famers Who Were Picked in the 5th Round or Later

Jackie Smith

School: Northwestern State
Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Position: Tight End
Year: 1963
Round: 10 (129 overall)
Inducted Into HOF: 1994

Jackie Smith is, unfortunately, best remembered for his huge drop of a sure-touchdown pass in Super Bowl XIII, but that came at the tail end of what was otherwise a remarkable career. Smith was renowned for both his ability to block as well as catching passes, and is partially responsible for the evolution of the tight end position as one that could be counted on for offense as well. At the time of his retirement, Smith was the NFL's all-time leader in receiving yards by a tight end with 7,918.

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