About the Author

Jim Smith

Jim Smith is a former professional football player. Smith was a standout flanker/wingback for the University of Michigan during the mid 1970s. A versatile, all-around threat. He had 73 receptions for 1,687 yards and 14 touchdowns during his career at Michigan He ended a marvelous college career with 35 consecutive starts,
4 varsity letters, 2 Big Ten Championships, and Big Ten and All-American honors.

Smith was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1977 and went on to win two Super Bowls with the famed Steel Curtain team in 1978 and 1979. He played wide receiver for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League before being wooed by the Birmingham Stallions to the newly formed United States Football League. He signed one of the richest contracts in that league's short history. When the league folded in 1985, Smith played one more season in the NFL with the Los Angeles Raiders before beginning a 32-year career in the automobile industry.

He is a deeply devoted family man that enjoys spending time with his family.

Author's Book

Lessons For the Little Boy Summary

What does it mean to be a man? For many, that definition and description may vary.

Lessons For the Little Boy presents the stories of 13 amazing men ranging in age from 23-66. They share their transparent stories of dreams, hopes, struggles and successes. Through their personal reflections you will experience their journey in life, love, business, friendship, family, and fatherhood.

We invite you to journey with these men, embracing the lessons they have learned on their paths to, from and through manhood.

Their stories are not just just for men and young men, but for anyone who desires to seek to learn life lessons through the eyes of men.