With just 82 days until kickoff, let’s talk about not only the greatest No. 82 in Jacksonville Jaguars history, but arguably the best player period — Jimmy Smith!
Jimmy Smith (1995-2005)
21st all-time in receiving yards.
A second-round pick with the Dallas Cowboys, Smith bounced around several practice squads before becoming a member of the inaugural Jaguars team in 1995. He played a minor role in the team's first season, but blossomed (along with the team) in 1996.
In his 11 seasons with the Jaguars, he had nine 1,000-yards seasons. His 12,287 career receiving yards ranks him 21st on the all-time list, above the likes of Hall of Fame receivers like Michael Irvin, Charlie Joyner, and Don Maynard.
What’s your favorite memory of Jimmy Smith?
Was it his diving touchdown grab against the Denver Broncos in 1996?
Goosebumps. pic.twitter.com/I1fIfEwqVS— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) July 26, 2016
Or maybe one of his (many) sideline grabs where he just outran the opponent?
Jimmy Smith #82 - Jacksonville Jaguars— Chase N. Cashe (@ChaseNCashe) July 13, 2016
Routes was so nasty!!!! pic.twitter.com/Jsvby2DTU8
Whatever your favorite Jimmy memory, comment below and let’s celebrate one of the greatest receivers the game has ever known.