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Smith set to be inducted into Broncos Ring of Fame

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Rod Smith hangs on to a grudge almost as well as a pass.

Even 18 years later, the former Denver Broncos wide receiver remains irate over not being drafted.

The Broncos took a chance on the unheralded wideout from Missouri Southern and he blossomed into the team's all-time leader in virtually every receiving category.

Always a fan favorite, Smith will hear the roar of the crowd again Sunday when he's inducted into the Ring of Fame at halftime against the Houston Texans.

Throughout his career, Smith used his resentment over not being picked to give him an edge and an attitude. He hardly ever took a day off -- even in the offseason -- and always believed that each week just might be his last in the league.


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