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Rod Smith
No. 22, 21, 31
Born: (1970-03-12) March 12, 1970 (age 52)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Career information
Position(s)Cornerback, Safety
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
CollegeNotre Dame
NFL draft1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Drafted byNew England Patriots
Career history
As player
1992–1994New England Patriots
1995Carolina Panthers
1996Minnesota Vikings
1996–1998Carolina Panthers
1998Green Bay Packers

Rodney Marc Smith (born March 12, 1970) is a former American football cornerback and safety in the National Football League for the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, and Green Bay Packers. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame. In high school, he played running back for Roseville Area High School.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
187 lb
(85 kg)
30+12 in
(0.77 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.52 s 1.58 s 2.63 s 4.01 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

He was the second selection in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft, and first selection for the Panthers in that draft.


  1. ^ "Rod Smith, Combine Results, CB - Notre Dame". Retrieved October 6, 2021.