Paul Smith (defensive end)

For other people with the same name, see Paul Smith (disambiguation).
Paul Smith
No. 70, 78
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1945-08-13)August 13, 1945
Place of birth: Ada, Oklahoma
Date of death: March 14, 2000(2000-03-14) (aged 54)
Place of death: 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
Career highlights and awards
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.


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 the third age 12, Amirah age 11 and Layana age 9.

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