Friday, October 21, 2016

1977 Profile: Marty Smith

Defensive Tackle
No. 79
"Smith was signed prior to the season as a free agent and won a starting berth in the Bills' defensive line. He appeared in all 14 games, starting 12 times, and was the second leading tackler among the defensive linemen with 45 unassisted tackles and 29 assists. Smith was also number two in sacks with four and a half and was credited with a fumble recovery.
Drafted in the 15th round by Pittsburgh in 1975, Smith was released by the Steelers that preseason. He played with the Charlotte Hornets in the World Football League in 1975 and was signed as a free agent by Dallas, but was released.
Smith was a three-year regular at Louisville where he earned second team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in 1974. He was the team leader in tackles his senior year and played in the All-America Bowl.
A business major, Smith now lives in Cleveland."

-Buffalo Bills 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook

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