Rick Smith named Assistant General Manager

Former Director of Pro Personnel for the Denver Broncos, Rick Smith has been named as Assistant General Manager. In his new role Smith will continue to work very closely with General Manager Ted Sundquist and Head Coach Mike Shanahan in all aspects of player evaluation and acquisition.

Smith will be in his 11th season with the Broncos in 2006, his seventh in the area of personnel after spending his first four seasons as an assistant coach.

"Rick has done a great job in the area of football operations," Shanahan said. "He has been invaluable in scouting players, as well as having done an excellent job in the many administrative aspects of personnel work. He has worked very hard, has steadily increased the scope of his knowledge and responsibility, and we're delighted to have Rick expand his role with the Broncos."

In addition to assisting Coach Shanahan and Ted Sundquist, he works closely with Director of College Scouting Jim Goodman in preparing for the college draft. This includes preparing office reports for the college draft, participating in draft meetings and handling draft day trades.

He is one of the club's negotiators in player contracts and performs a variety of other administrative duties.

Smith, 37, joined the Broncos on April 3, 1996. He is a graduate of Purdue University, where he had a two-year stint as defensive backs coach prior to the joining the Broncos as a defensive assistant working with the secondary.

Rick and his wife, Tiffany, have a son, Robert LaMar, age 3.

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