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Detron Smith
Date of birth: February 25, 1974 (1974-02-25) (age 35)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Fullback
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 3 / Pick 65
 As player:
Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1999
Playing stats at

Detron Smith (February 25, 1974) was an American football fullback in the NFL. He played mainly for the Denver Broncos. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1999.

High School and College

Smith was a consensus Texas Top 100 selection at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, Texas and was rated the second-best fullback prospect in the Southwest, receiving a perfect score of 10 points on Max Emfinger's Blue Chip List. During his high school career, he carried the ball 181 times for 1,351 yards (7.5) and scored 15 touchdowns.

Smith was primarily a blocking back during his career at Texas A&M, creating holes for future NFL running backs Rodney Thomas, Greg Hill, and Leeland McElroy. He rushed 57 times for 184 yards (3.2) and one touchdown, while catching 33 passes for 300 yards (9.1) with a long of 35 yards. Smith also returned five kickoffs for 54 yards (10.8) with a long of 15. During his first two years at A&M (1992-93), Smith's running backs coach was his future Broncos offensive coordinator and current Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak.


Smith was the first blocking fullback selected when he was drafted in the 3rd round (65th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, and the second true fullback behind only Tampa Bay's Mike Alstott

During his tenure in the NFL, Smith was known as a high energy player who would sacrifice his body on blocking and special teams alike. With both the Broncos and Indianapolis Colts, Smith instantly became a fan favorite with his big hits on special teams and willingness to do the little things. In total, he played in 113 games over 8 seasons, highlighted by his selection to the Pro Bowl 1999 and two Super Bowl rings won with the Broncos (Super Bowl XXXII in 1997 & Super Bowl XXXIII in 1998).

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