J. T. Smith Biography

American football player and coach (born 1955)American football playerPlayer stats at NFL.com:·: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.

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


    Division championships (5)ArenaBowl appearances (2)
    • X
    • XI
    United Bowl appearances (1)
    • 2018
    Retired numbers
    • 13
    Hall of Fame members
    • Jim Foster
    • Mike Hohensee
    • Jon Roehlk
    • Kurt Warner
    • Arena Football League (1995–2000; 2010–2014)
    • af2 (2001; 2008–2009)
    • Indoor Football League (2015–present)