Paul Smith
No. 70, 78
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born:(1945-08-13)August 13, 1945
Ada, Oklahoma
Died:March 14, 2000(2000-03-14) (aged 54)
Aurora, Colorado
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College:New Mexico
NFL Draft:1968 / Round: 9 / Pick: 222
Career history
* Denver Broncos (1968 1978)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Pro Bowl (1972, 1973)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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.

Denver Broncos

He posted 11 sacks in 1973 (sacks did not became an official stat until 1982), as he led The Broncos to their first ever winning season (7-5-2). In his Broncos career he posted 55.5 sacks.


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 III, Amirah, and Layana.

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