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John Thomas (J. T.) Smith
No. 81, 86, 84
Position:Wide receiver, return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1955-10-29) October 29, 1955 (age 68)
Leonard, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College:North Texas
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:6,974
Receiving touchdowns:35
Player stats at · PFR

John Thomas "J. T." Smith (born October 29, 1955) is a former professional American football player who played in the National Football League from 1978 to 1990. A 6'2", 185-lb. undrafted wide receiver and punt returner from the University of North Texas, Smith played for the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the St.Louis/Phoenix Cardinals. His best year as a professional came during the strike shortened 1987 season for the Cardinals when he led the NFL with 91 receptions for 1,117 yards.[1]

On May 17, 2011, Smith was named the interim head coach of the Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League.[2] He remained the head coach until the conclusion of the season.


  1. ^ "J.T. Smith Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Retrieved 2022-07-31.
  2. ^ "Barnstormers: Head Coach John Gregory Resigns". Iowa Barnstormers. May 17, 2011. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2011.