Tim Smith (American football)

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Tim Smith
No. 83
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1957-03-20) March 20, 1957 (age 62)
Tucson, Arizona
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1983 First Team All AFC
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:3,107
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Timothy Francis Smith (born March 20, 1957) is a former National Football League wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers (1980–1986).

College career[edit]

Tim played three years at Nebraska, where he had 72 catches for 1,089 yards. He also punted for the Cornhuskers, averaging 40.1 yards on 135 kicks. As a collegian, he played in the Liberty, Orange and Cotton bowls. He was team captain as a senior and was first-team All-Big Eight.

Professional career[edit]

Smith was drafted in the 3rd round of the draft by the Houston Oilers. He gained more than 1,000 yards receiving in both the 1983 and 1984 seasons.

On April 24, 1987 San Diego Chargers acquired Tim Smith for a 1988 draft choice.[1]