Rod Smith (Canadian football)

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Rod Smith
Born:February 8, 1925
Guelph, Ontario [1]
Died:December 11, 2016
Waterloo, Ontario
Career information
CollegeUniversity of Toronto
Career history
As player
1947Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
1949Montreal Alouettes
Honors1949Grey Cup Champion

Rod Smith (1925–2016) was a Grey Cup champion Canadian Football League player. He played offensive guard.

A graduate of University of Toronto, Smith played at least one year with the Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers, and then took 1948 off from football (to work in South Africa). He joined the Montreal Alouettes in 1949 and was part of the Larks first Grey Cup championship.[2] He worked as a civil engineer while playing with the Als.

After retiring from the CFL, he worked as a civil engineer in Colombia.


  1. ^ "Rod Smith". CFLpedia. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Montreal Alouettes Pack Power, Passing, Speed Ottawa Citizen, November 23, 1949