Ed Smith (defensive end)
|Date of birth||October 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Nassau, Bahamas|
|NFL draft||1973 / Round: 13 / Pick: 319|
Edwin Alexander Smith (born October 23, 1950) is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos. He is better known for being the first player born in the Bahamas to be drafted in the NFL. He played college football for Colorado College.
Smith attended St. Augustine's College in the Bahamas, where he practiced basketball and track. He started playing American football as a junior at George Washington High School (Denver, Colorado). He was a three-year starter at defensive end and a Kodak All-American at Colorado College, where he also practiced rugby.
In 2009, he was inducted into the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame.
As a rookie, he was a raw player and needed to add more weight, so he played in only 5 games and spent most of the season on the inactive list. The next year he started in 3 games. In 1975, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a career-ending neck injury, missing all of the season. He retired before the start of the 1977 season.