Jeff Smith (running back)

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Jeff Smith
No. 42, 35
Date of birth (1962-03-22) March 22, 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Wichita, Kansas
Career information
Position(s) RB
College University of Nebraska
NFL draft 1985 / Round: 10 / Pick 267
Career history
As player
1985–1986 Kansas City Chiefs
1987–1988 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career stats

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 Court Services Officer in Wichita, Kansas.