Ah yes, the GNAT. Known for its prowess in the 3-cone drill…. There’s gotta be a cooler thing to compare him to than that
"Super Gnat" - Noland Smith Jr - 5 ft 6 in, 154 lbs.
WR/return specialist out of Tennessee A&I (now State) University.
Selected in the 6th round /156th overall by the Chiefs in three 1967 AFL Draft.
As a rookie, Smith led the AFL in kickoff return yardage with 1,360 yards.
Kansas City Chiefs 1967-1969
San Francisco 49ers 1969
63 punt returns for 635 yds, 1TD; 82 kickoff returns for 2,137 yds, 1TD
His kickoff return TD was for 106 yards.
His punt return TD was for 80 yards.
"Super Gnat" ranks 18th all-time in kickoff return average at 26.06 yards per return.
Smith rushed 3 times for 6 yards, and had 2 receptions for 57 yards during his pro career.