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Jackie Smith

Born February 23, 1940

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Jackie Smith Marker
Inscription.  With his rare combination of size, speed and competitive intensity, Jackie Smith redefined the position of tight end in the NFL. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted the Louisiana track and football star in 1962, and he became a fixture with the Big Red for 15 seasons. Timed at 9.8 seconds in the 100-yard dash, Smith's speed made him a unique offensive threat among tight ends, and hard work turned him into a punishing blocker. He played in five consecutive pro bowls, and was named All-Pro in 1967 when he caught 56 passes for 1,205 yards and nine touchdowns. The leading receiver among tight ends when he retired, Jackie Smith was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.
 
Erected 2001 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.376′ N, 90° 18.436′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 6655 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William B. Ittner (a few steps from this marker); Ike Turner (a few steps from this marker); George Sisler (a few steps from this marker); Dred & Harriet Scott (a few steps from this marker); John Hartford (a few steps from this marker); William Danforth (a few steps from this marker); Martha Gellhorn (a few steps from this marker); Robert Guillaume (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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