Orland F. Smith '27
Year Inducted: 1971
Orland F. Smith '27 was offensive guard and defensive tackle on the undefeated Iron Men of 1926. As an example of his versatility, Smith was selected by Grantland Rice as a tackle on his All-American team while, at the same time, several of the wire services named him an All-American as a running guard. Smith played the game of football with extreme competitiveness. Coach Tuss McLaughry once described him as a player who "always went for the jugular." Smith was a member of the Providence Steam Rollers when that NFL eleven won the world championship in 1928.