Chris Smith De@th: Former NFL Defensive Lineman has P@ssed Away
Former NFL defensive lineman and current XFL player Chris Smith, 31, committed himself on Tuesday, April 18. The cause of Smith’s de@th and when it occurred was not immediately made public. Chris was a major force in the changing room.
The XFL said he was well-liked by both the squad and the coaches. His whole family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. On Monday, Smith’s high school in North Carolina, West Rowan High School, tweeted a tribute to him, saying, “Rest In Peace to a West Rowan Legend!”
Chris was a better guy than he was a player. The statement said, “The effect he had on people around him will be remembered forever. Smith grew up in Mount Ulla, and he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.”
In response to Chris Smith’s p*ssing, West Rowan Football tweeted:
Rest in Peace to a West Rowan Legend! Chris was a better person than he was player! The impact he had on those around him will be remembered forever! pic.twitter.com/9oVKyM4Gs2
— West Rowan Football (@WRowan_Football) April 18, 2023
Eight years later, in 2021, he played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals after stops with the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders, and Las Vegas Raiders. He inked a contract with the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons in March. He played in five games with the Sea Dragons and had five tackles. See what the Sea Dragons thought of his passing in the tweet below-
— Seattle Sea Dragons (@XFLSeaDragons) March 23, 2023
Social media was awash with praise.
Browns tight end David Njoku tweeted: “Rest in paradise Chris Smith. Hometown hero and a brother to everyone. Such a kind soul. This is Heartbreaking.”
Buffalo Bills tight end Shaq Lawson wrote: “Man Prayers up for Chris Smith family.”
Former Raiders quarterback Derek Carr shared a photo of Smith from their days playing together with the caption: “Love you bro.”
Mike “Jocko” Jacques, sports director at WMTV, an NBC station in Madison, Wisconsin, tweeted, “Loved making that dude giggle. I’ll never forget your smile or how diligently you toiled to improve on and off the field.”
Columnist for the Charlotte Observer Mike Kaye tweeted that Smith “had a smile that could light up any room he was in.”
In a tweet, Zac Jackson of The Athletic lamented the loss of former defensive end Chris Smith of the Browns and Bengals, among others. Chris was among the nicest people ever to step foot in Brown’s locker room.
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