Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Rod Smith #80 (R) of the Denver Broncos congratulates teammate Mike Anderson #38 on his second rushing touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter on December 17, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Broncos defeated the Bills 28-17. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Rod Smith hangs on to a grudge almost as well as a pass. Even 18 years later, the former Denver Broncos wide receiver still remains irate over not being drafted. The Broncos took a chance on the unheralded wideout from Missouri Southern and he blossomed into the team's all-time leader in virtually every receiving category. Always a fan favorite, Smith will hear the roar of the crowd again Sunday when he's inducted into the Ring of Fame at halftime against the Houston Texans. Throughout his career, Smith used his resentment over not being picked to give him an edge and an attitude. He hardly ever took a day off, even in the offseason, and always believed that each week just might be his last in the league. ''I would sneak up on my locker and just pray that my name was still there and say, `OK, I've got one more day,''' Smith said Thursday. ''I would think that if we lose that day, they're looking to move me around. That's the way I believe. That's what kept me with my head down ...
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