In honor of the recent retirement of Maurice Jones-Drew, here's a list of nine all time favorite figures associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
3. Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith was drafted in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft straight out of Jackson State University to the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, Smith had a rocky start with the NFL, with a broken leg in the ’92 season and a nearly fatal appendectomy in ’93.
In ’95, Smith was picked up by the Jags. By ’96, Smith had emerged as a dominant receiver on the team as he helped them to their ’96 AFC Championship appearance. Smith would also help lead the Jags to playoff appearances for four straight years in a row. Smith would play for the jags for several more years, setting records that included: most career receptions, most career receiving yards, and most receiving touchdowns.
In 2001, Smith ran into some drug trouble. While no charges were ever filed, Smith did receive a four game suspension and was placed into the NFL’s substance abuse program.
In 2006, Smith announced his retirement from the NFL. Smith would retire 7th in NFL history, with over 800 catches; and 11th in league history with over 12,000 yards.