J. T. Smith (American football)

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John Thomas (J. T.) Smith
No. 81, 86, 84
Position:Wide receiver, return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1955-10-29) October 29, 1955 (age 64)
Leonard, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College:North Texas
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:6,974
Receiving touchdowns:35
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

John Thomas "J. T." Smith (born October 29, 1955) is a former professional American football player who played in the National Football League from 1978 to 1990. A 6'2", 185-lb. undrafted wide receiver and punt returner from the University of North Texas, Smith played for the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the St.Louis/Phoenix Cardinals. His best year as a professional came during the strike shortened 1987 season for the Cardinals when he led the NFL with 91 receptions for 1,117 yards.

On May 17, 2011, Smith was named the interim head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League.[1] He remained the head coach until the conclusion of the season.


  1. ^ "Barnstormers: Head Coach John Gregory Resigns". Iowa Barnstormers. May 17, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.