"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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