J. T. Smith
No. 81, 86, 84     
Wide receiver
Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-10-29) October 29, 1955 (age 64)
Place of birth: Leonard, Texas
Career information
College: North Texas
Debuted in 1978 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1990 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     544
Receiving yards     6,974
Touchdowns     35
Stats at

John Thomas "J. T." Smith (born October 29, 1955 in Leonard, Texas[1]) 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.[2] He remained the head coach until the conclusion of the season.


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