Paul Smith (defensive end)

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Paul Smith
Born (1945-08-13)August 13, 1945
Ada, Oklahoma
Died March 14, 2000(2000-03-14) (aged 54)
Position(s) Defensive end
College New Mexico
Common Draft 1968 / Round 9 / Pick 222
Jersey #(s) 70, 78
Career highlights
Pro Bowl
1972, 1973
AFL Denver Broncos
NFL Denver Broncos
NFL Washington Redskins

Paul Edward Smith (August 13, 1945 – March 14, 2000) was a collegiate and professional American football defensive end. Smith was selected in the 1968 Common Draft by the American Football League's Denver Broncos and played in the National Football League for the Broncos and Washington Redskins.

Smith wore number 70 with the Broncos and was inducted into the Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame in 1986 along with quarterbacks Frank Tripucka and Charley Johnson.


Smith was born in Ada, Oklahoma but raised in Roswell, New Mexico. He lived in Aurora, Colorado until March 14, 2000 when he died of Pancreatic cancer.[1] He has a son named Paul Smith, who has three children: Paul Smith the third age 12, Amirah age 10 and Layana age 8.

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