|Born:||May 18, 1947|
New York City, New York
|Died:||May 22, 2020(aged 73)|
|College:||Indiana (PA) / Waynesburg|
|NFL Draft:||1970 / Round: 8 / Pick: 184|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
David Lewis Smith (May 18, 1947 – May 22, 2020) was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1970 NFL Draft. He played college football and basketball at Indiana (PA) and Waynesburg.
Smith was known for a fumble in a Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs while trying to score a touchdown, and led the Steelers in touchdown receptions in 1971. He also played for the Houston Oilers and Kansas City.
Smith died on May 22, 2020, at age 73.
- YouTube: "1970 - Steelers TE Dave Smith Drops Ball Before Endzone"
- "Belichick's blunder hardly alone in NFL lore". Gary Dulac. November 22, 2009. Retrieved 2012-10-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- IUP Great, former Steelers receiver Dave Smith passes away