DOB: 1 July 1830
Born in Ireland, Thomas "Red" Smith had played the British variety of football before emigrating to Melbourne. In 1858 he was the classics master at Scotch College when he lined up in the match between Scotch and Melbourne Grammar. Continuing his involvement in the game, Smith was one of the first committee members of the newly constituted Melbourne Football Club in 1859.
After Wills left for Queensland, Smith captained Melbourne. He was often known as "red" on account of his hair colour. He was treasurer and secretary in 1861 and 1862. He resigned before the 1863 season when he was appointed inspector of schools for the Sandhurst (Bendigo) region and remained there until 1865.
By 1876 he was resident in South Australia.