|Date of birth||May 9, 1939|
|Place of birth||Alpena, Michigan, United States|
|1963–1968||New York Jets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Smolinski went to school in Rogers City, Michigan where he now summers on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, Michigan. He married his wife Janice (Wetsch) Smolinski on June 1, 1968 and has three children: Shawn, Erica and Shadd. He has five grandchildren two that live in Northern Michigan, two in Montana and one in California.
In 2009, Smolinski was honored by the Presque Isle Historical Museum as "a hometown hero to several generations." The exhibit featured photos and memorabilia from both his high school days and his professional career.