Jackie Smith

Jackie Larue Smith (born February 23, 1940) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Northwestern Louisiana State College, now Northwestern State University.

Jackie Smith
No. 81
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:February 23, 1940 (age 79)
Columbia, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Kentwood (LA)
College:Northwestern State
NFL Draft:1963 / Round: 10 / Pick: 129
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:210
Receiving yards:7,918
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Smith attended Kentwood High School, where he started out playing the clarinet for the school's band. He decided to try out for the football team as a sophomore, but suffered a torn Achilles tendon that forced him to sit out the season. As a junior, he had osteomyelitis in his ankle, so he could only play in the second half of the last game of the season.

In his last year, he was named the starting tailback in the team's single-wing formation, but suffered a serious hip injury in the fourth game and could not play the rest of the way, finishing his high school career after appearing in only 5 games.

He also lettered in track and field, competing in the mile relay, the quarter-mile, the low and high hurdles. He won a state championship in the hurdles.

College career

Northwestern Louisiana State College could only offer him half a scholarship for track, unless he would also agree to play football, so he could qualify for a full scholarship.

Smith initially joined the football team to fulfill this provision, but he was good enough to become a starter. During his college career, he had few opportunities to prove his true worth in the Demon's run-oriented offense, leading the team in receiving in his last two years, but recording modest stats. In track, he competed in the hurdles.

In 1980, he was inducted into the Northwestern State Athletics Hall of Fame. In 1983, he was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.[1]

Professional career

St. Louis Cardinals

Smith was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the tenth round (129th overall) of the 1963 NFL Draft, based on the recommendation of Jack Rockwell, then a Cardinals trainer and a part-time scout, who saw him in a spring game during his senior season, where he showed enough speed to stand out. He was a part of a group of 10 rookies that made the team that year.[2]

He was originally projected to play flanker, but was named the starter at tight end after Taz Anderson was injured.[3] In the fifth game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he posted 212 yards and 2 touchdowns on 9 receptions, while playing a key role in a 24-23 win.[4] He would not relinquish his starter position back and would become a team co-captain.

Besides being a talented receiver, Smith displayed elite conditioning and ran with great determination, not only avoiding tacklers but also running through them. He was an excellent blocker, in an era where the tight ends were expected to block more than feature their receiving skills. He was the team starting punter from 1964 to 1966, until Chuck Latourette took over the role.

His best season came in 1967, when in 14 games he registered 56 receptions for 1,295 (third on the league), 21.5 yard-average per reception and 9 touchdowns. Smith proved his durability by playing in 121 straight games, until suffering torn ligaments in the ninth game of the 1971 season.[5]

In 1974 and 1975, he was a part of the NFC East divisional champions. In 1975, although he played in only 9 games, he contributed to the Cardinals setting an NFL record by allowing only 8 sacks in 14 games.

Injuries that included a problem with the arch in one foot and a spinal condition (his arms would go numb after being tackled), affected him in his last two years.

In 1976, he was passed on the depth chart by J. V. Cain and was relegated to a backup role. On December 4, 1977, he announced his retirement after playing 15 seasons and 198 games.[6] In August 1978, it was reported in the media that the Cardinals contacted Smith to return, but no contract was offered.[7]

Smith played in five straight Pro Bowls and posted more than 40 receptions in seven seasons. He is tied for the most seasons played in a Cardinals uniform with 15 and had a string of 45 straight games with at least one reception.

On January 29, 1994, Smith was officially voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, as the third tight end to ever receive this honor and recognized as one of the key players that helped revolutionize the position. In 1994, he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.[8] In 2001, he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[9] In 2009, he was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.[10]

Dallas Cowboys

In late September 1978, the Cowboys needed to add depth at tight end after Jay Saldi fractured his arm in the fourth game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals. Head coach Tom Landry called Smith on Monday September 25, looking to convince him to come back from retirement and sign with the defending Super Bowl champions on September 28.[11]

He reported to the team on Thursday September 28 and provided depth against the Washington Redskins on Sunday October 2.[12] Although he was the oldest player (38 years old) in the Dallas Cowboys roster, not many could keep up with his running ability.

During the regular season, he was used as a blocking tight end in goal line formations and did not record a start or a reception. He received a game ball for his blocking after a win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

In the NFC Divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, the Cowboys were behind 20-13 in the third quarter and Roger Staubach was out of the game with a concussion. Backup quarterback Danny White found Smith in the end zone (one of his 3 receptions) to tie the game and contribute to a 27-20 comeback win.[13]

Smith eventually made his only trip to the Super Bowl, which would end up leaving a mark on his career. With the Cowboys trailing the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-14 in the third quarter of Super Bowl XIII, Smith dropped a third down pass in the end zone from Staubach, so instead of tying the score, the team had to settle for a field goal. Although this wasn't the only critical play or turning point of the game and Staubach has also mentioned at different times that it was a poorly thrown pass,[14] because it was such an iconic play, Smith was singled out in the media for the 35-31 loss.[15] ESPN ranked Smith's dropped pass in the end zone #24 on their list of "100 Greatest Super Bowl Moments".

He retired again, even though the Cowboys still wanted him back for the 1979 season. At the time, Smith's 7,918 career receiving yards were the most ever by an NFL tight end, until he was surpassed by Ozzie Newsome's 7,980 yards in 1990.

Personal life

Smith has worked in the marketing of Hobie Cat boats, including pedal kayaks and the Mirage Pro Angler.[16]

A capable singer, he has performed the national anthem at different sporting events.


  1. ^ "Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Inductee". Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Card's Rookies Master Em: Preparation, Passion, Pride". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Large Group Impressive". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Big Red Tackles Powerful Green Bay Packers Sunday". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Jackie Smith Out for Year". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Record-Holding Smith To Retire". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jackie Smith returns". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Inductee". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  9. ^ St. Louis Walk of Fame. "St. Louis Walk of Fame Inductees". stlouiswalkoffame.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  10. ^ "St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jackie Smith Out To Have Super Fun". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  12. ^ "Former Cardinal Signs With Dallas". Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Happy As a Town Hog In Slop". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "Henderson Says he's not ashamed". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Jackie Smith Dream Became A Nightmare". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Pleasure at the Pump, Louisiana Sportsman, Glynn Harris.

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1969 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

The 1969 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 50th season the team was in the National Football League (NFL).

The team failed to improve on their previous output of 9–4–1, winning only four games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 21st consecutive season.

The Cardinals’ defense allowed 38 passing touchdowns, the second-highest total in pro football history.

1970 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) season

The 1970 St. Louis Cardinals season was the 51st season the team was in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 4–9–1, winning eight games. Despite them shutting out three consecutive opponents (and holding a fourth, the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, without a touchdown in a 6–6 draw), they failed to reach the playoffs for the 22nd straight season, thanks to three consecutive losses in December.

Prior to the season-ending skid, the Cardinals swept the Dallas Cowboys, with the second victory a 38–0 destruction on Monday Night Football at the Cotton Bowl. Dallas did not lose again until it fell to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.

A. Wesley Stuart

Andrew Wesley Stuart (February 11, 1902 – November 29, 1984) was a Canadian commercial fisherman and politician from the Province of New Brunswick.

Known by Wes, he was born at Deer Island, New Brunswick, the son of Andrew Holmes Stuart and Laura Gertrude Thompson. Raised in a place where fishing was a major part of the economy, in addition to fishing for a living, he worked as a government fishing industry inspector.

In the 1945 Canadian federal election, Stuart was elected as the Liberal Party's candidate for the riding of Charlotte. He was reelected in 1949, 1953, and again in 1957.

Wesley Stuart lived on the bank of the St. Croix River and as was common for residents, he frequently travelled across the border to Maine. A proponent of free trade between Canada and the United States, in 1951 Stuart received much publicly in both countries for his statements in the House of Commons of Canada on cross-border smuggling. Time magazine reported that he declared he had "been a smuggler all his life—and intended to keep on being one," adding that he "never came through [the border] in my lifetime that I did not smuggle something." Stuart's straight talk met with wide approval by his constituents and in the ensuing federal election, he won his third term in office with the largest majority of his political career.

In the 1958 electoral sweep by the Progressive Conservatives under John Diefenbaker, Stuart lost his seat to Caldwell Stewart. While remaining active in politics, he was the runner up to Louis Robichaud in a bid for leader of the provincial Liberals later in 1958 and went on to serve as the New Brunswick Liberal Party President from 1960 to 1963.

On October 23, 1924, he married Julia Marguerite Graham (1899–1961) . The couple had three children (Janet Saint, Roy Graham "Bud" Stuart, and Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith). Wesley Stuart died in 1984. He and his wife are buried in the St. Andrews, New Brunswick Rural Cemetery.

All Kinds of Everything

"All Kinds of Everything" is a song written by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith; as performed by Dana, it won the Eurovision Song Contest 1970. "All Kinds of Everything" represented a return to the ballad form from the more energetic performances which had dominated Eurovision the previous years. Dana sings about all the things which remind her of her sweetheart (such as wishing-wells, wedding bells and an early morning dew) with the admission at the end of every verse that "all kinds of everything remind me of you". The recording by Dana became an international hit.

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Eurovision Song Contest 1970

The Eurovision Song Contest 1970 was the 15th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was held at the RAI Congrescentrum on Saturday 21 March 1970. The show was hosted by Willy Dobbe.

Due to there being four winners in the previous contest, a question was raised as to which nation would host the 1970 contest. With the UK having hosted in 1968 and Spain in 1969, only France and Netherlands were in consideration. A toss of a coin resulted in the host country being decided as the Netherlands.Twelve countries participated in the contest. It was the lowest number of participants since the 1959 edition. Finland, Norway, Portugal, and Sweden all withdrew from the contest, due to the outcome of the previous contest in Madrid. Austria stayed out for another year, also in response to the four-way-tie.The winner was Ireland with the song "All Kinds of Everything", performed by Dana, and written/composed by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith. This was Ireland's first victory in the contest. The United Kingdom finished in second place for the seventh time, while Germany ended up in third place - the best result for the country to date. This was also the only time that Luxembourg received 'nul points'.

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Established in 1928, there is a Pre-School, Junior Learning Centre and Senior School on site. It has an average of around 50 new pupils each year. The current Headmaster is Mr Dean Grierson, The Deputy Heads are, Mr Philip Bradford and Mrs Jackie Smith. The school's motto is 'Seek Truth'.

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Jackie Smith-Wood

Jacqueline A. Smith-Wood (born 1954) is a British actress and director. As an actress she has worked in film, television, theatre and radio.

Internationally she is best known for her portrayal of Mary Crawford in the BBC's 1983 miniseries of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. On stage, she starred opposite Peter O'Toole in Man and Superman and Pygmalion. She made over a dozen British television appearances.

Jackie Smith (disambiguation)

Jackie Smith (born 1940) is an American football player.

Jackie Smith may also refer to:

Jackie Smith (sociologist) (born 1968), American sociologist

Jackie Smith (footballer) (1883–1916), English footballer

Jackie Smith (softball) (born 1969), New Zealand softball player

Jackie Smith (footballer)

John "Jacky" Smith (September 1883 – 4 September 1916) was an English footballer and one of the most prolific goal-scorers in the history of Hull City, notching 102 goals from only 168 outings for the club. His 32 goals in 1909–10 made him the top goal-scorer in Europe that season.

Jackie Smith (sociologist)

Jackie Smith (born April 3, 1968) is an American sociologist. She specializes in Political economy and Transnational organization social movements. Since 2011, she has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Smith currently serves as editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research, an official journal of the American Sociological Association and published by the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. She is an advocate for the Open Access movement, arguing that scholarly societies should consider publishing options beyond those of major publishers.. She is a leading advocate for building the Human Rights City worldwide movement.

She received her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. From 1997 to 2005 she was a professor at the Department of Sociology at the State University of New York. In 2005 she became an Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a faculty member at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. From 2008 to 2009 she directed the Center for the Study of Social Movements and Social Change.

Jackie Smith (softball)

Jackie Smith (born 13 November 1969) is a New Zealand softball player. She competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where the New Zealand team placed sixth in the women's softball tournament.

Mansfield Park (1983 TV serial)

Mansfield Park is a 1983 British television drama serial, made by the BBC, and adapted from Jane Austen's novel of the same name, originally published in 1814. The serial was the first screen adaptation of the novel. Contrary to Patricia Rozema's 1999 film, it is faithful to Jane Austen's novel. Jonny Lee Miller, who has a small role as Charles Price in this serial, played Edmund Bertram in Rozema's adaptation.

Set, like all her novels, in contemporary England, Jane Austen's tale of virtue and vice tells of young and impoverished Fanny Price who arrives at the elegant country estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, Fanny begins her long struggle for acceptance by her shallow relatives, who believe wealth automatically means quality. When Fanny finally wins the respect of her snobbish relatives, she incurs the displeasure of her uncle by rejecting the handsome philanderer Henry Crawford because she sees through Crawford's veneer and is unwilling to marry such an unprincipled man.

Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad (born Conrad Robert Falk; March 1, 1935) is a retired American film and television actor, singer, and stuntman. He was best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West, playing the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West. He portrayed World War II ace Pappy Boyington in the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron). In addition to acting, he was a singer, and recorded several pop/rock songs in the late 1950s and early 1960s as Bob Conrad. He has hosted a weekly two-hour national radio show (The PM Show with Robert Conrad) on CRN Digital Talk Radio since 2008.

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Super Bowl XIII

Super Bowl XIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1978 season. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys by the score of 35–31. The game was played on January 21, 1979, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, the fifth and last time that the Super Bowl was played in that stadium.

This was the first Super Bowl that featured a rematch of a previous one (the Steelers had previously beaten the Cowboys, 21–17, in Super Bowl X), and both teams were attempting to be the first club to ever win a third Super Bowl. Dallas was also the defending Super Bowl XII champion, and finished the 1978 regular season with a 12–4 record, and posted playoff victories over the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams. Pittsburgh entered the game after posting a 14–2 regular season record and playoff wins over the Denver Broncos and the Houston Oilers.

Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who was named Super Bowl MVP, completed 17 out of 30 passes for Super Bowl records of 318 passing yards and 4 touchdown passes. Bradshaw eclipsed Bart Starr's Super Bowl record for passing yards in the first half with 253 yards in the air as the Steelers led 21–14 at intermission. His 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter also tied Johnny Unitas in Super Bowl V for the longest pass in a Super Bowl. The Cowboys were able to stay close, only trailing 21–17 at the end of the third quarter, but Pittsburgh scored two touchdowns in a span of 19 seconds in the fourth period. Dallas also could not overcome turnovers, drops, and a controversial penalty during the second half. The Cowboys were eventually able to score two touchdowns in the final minutes of the game, but still ended up being the first defending champion to lose in the Super Bowl and the first losing Super Bowl team to score 30 points or more.

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