He had his single season best performance in 1967 when he received 56 receptions for 1,205 yards and 9 touchdowns.After spending his entire career with the Cardinals, Smith signed with Dallas in 1978.
Unfortunately, this turned out to leave a bitter mark on his career, as he ended up being remembered for committing one of the most famous errors in Super Bowl history. Because of the drop, the Cowboys had to settle for a field goal to make the score 21-17.The team's offensive co-captain, Smith had one string of 45 straight games from 1967 to 1970 with at least one reception.he played in 121 straight games starting with his first NFL contest and continuing until a knee injury sidelined him in his ninth season in 1971.Injuries slowed him again in 19 but Smith still played in 198 games.Smith played in five straight Pro Bowls, and was named All-NFL in 19.The Cowboys ended up losing the game by 4 points, 35-31, and Smith retired before the start of the next season.
During his career, he caught more than 40 passes 7 different year.
His 16.5-yard average per reception is a reflection of both his excellent speed and determined running style.
An outstanding football and track competitor at Northwest Louisiana, Smith joined the Cardinals in 1963.
Smith was a talented receiver, a punishing blocker, a fierce competitor and an excellent runner after he caught the ball.
he even handled the Cardinals' punting chores his first three seasons.
Smith became the Cardinals' starting tight end during his 1963 rookie season and remained a fixture at that spot the rest of his tenure in that year.