DOB: 22 May 1956
From: Bentleigh-McKinnon Youth Club/Ormond
The first 'little league' player to graduate to the VFL, Smith played 17 games in his first season and immediately made an impression. Despite early flirtations with the forward line, and his love of kicking a goal, Smith spent much of his time as a defender. He was vice-captain in 1984, and was picked to play for Victoria that year before being struck down by Appendicitis.
Smith never played a final, the fourth highest games total in history to hold that dubious award - four games behind his teammate Gary Hardeman.
During his time as a player Smith practiced law, and was admitted to the Supreme Court as a barrister in 1979
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