Jackie Larue Smith (February 23, 1940-) is a former tight end who played in 121 straight games between 1963 and 1971. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Smith in the 10 round of the 1963 NFL Draft. From his rookie season, Smith solidified himself as fierce competitor, compiling a string of 45 straight games between 1967 and 1970 with at least one reception. Statistically, Smith’s single-season best performance came in 1967 when he recorded 56 receptions for 1,205 yards and nine touchdowns. Having spent nearly his entire professional career with St. Louis (1963-1977) – a span that included five consecutive Pro Bowl and All-Pro selections – Smith joined the Dallas Cowboys for his final gridiron season (1978), allowing him his one and only Super Bowl appearance. Given Smith’s past prowess for receptions, he missed one of the most pivotal passes of his career when he dropped a third down pass in the end zone in Super Bowl XIII; the Cowboys would go on to lose the game. He retired prior to the start of the 1979 season with a total of 480 receptions, 7,918 yards, and 40 touchdowns, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.