Drafted 15th overall out of USC by the Denver Broncos in the 1981 NFL Draft, safety Dennis Smith was one of the hardest hitting safeties of his time.
Joined by fellow safety Steve Atwater later in his career, Atwater and Smith formed one of the best safety tandems of their generation and one of the Broncos best secondary tandems ever, possible only matched by that of John Lynch and Champ Bailey in the 2000's.
Named to the All-AFC teams in 1984 and 1988, Smith was apart of three Super Bowl (XXI, XXII, XXIV) teams with the Broncos and earned six Pro Bowls selections.
With 184 games played, Smith Ranks 4th all-time amongst Denver Broncos, behind kicker Jason Elam, quarterback John Elway and linebacker Tom Jackson.
When he retired in 1994 he had recorded 15.0 sacks and 30 interceptions over a 14-year span, all with the Denver Broncos.
In 2001, Smith was inducted in the Broncos Ring of Fame and has been eligible for the Hall Of Fame since 1999.