On June 5, 2006 Smith became the General Manager of the Houston Texans. His appointment made him the youngest general manager in the NFL at 36. During his tenure he also served as the organizations Executive Vice President of Football Operations. He was responsible for all aspects of football operations, salary cap management, budgeting, and the player acquisition process.
Smith is an executive board member of Pro-Vision Academy, a charter school and non-profit organization in Houston that provides educational services to children.
Smith played for the Purdue Boilermakers as a strong safety from 1988 to 1991 when he graduated.