Jeff Smith (running back)

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Jeff Smith
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Date of birth: (1962-03-22) March 22, 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Career information
Position(s): RB
College: University of Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 10 / Pick 267
As player:
Kansas City Chiefs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats
Playing stats at

Jeff Smith (born March 22, 1962 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former professional American football player who played running back for four seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. His most productive season was 1986 with the Chiefs when he gained 1270 all-purpose yards, 557 of which came returning kickoffs. Smith's college career was highlighted by his two touchdowns in the 1984 Orange Bowl including one in the last minute to almost rally the Nebraska Cornhuskers to a comeback victory against the Miami Hurricanes in what is still thought to be one of the greatest college football games of all time.

After his NFL career Smith has pursued a career in the criminal justice system, working as a parole officer in Wichita, Kansas.