Chris Smith, a vital member of the dominant West Rowan football team, passed away on Monday at the age of 31.
His death came as a shock to his loved ones, former teammates, and the entire community of Rowan County.
How did Chris Smith die?
The exact circumstances and cause of his death remain unknown at this time.
Smith’s impact on the football community in Rowan County was immense.
He was a standout player at West Rowan High School, excelling as a defensive end under the guidance of coach Scott Young.
He was a key player during the team’s championship seasons of 2008 and 2009 and was even named the Shrine Bowl Defensive MVP in 2009.
Smith’s talent and dedication to the sport earned him a spot on the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL.
Despite his success on the football field, Smith remained grounded and dedicated to giving back to his community.
He was known for generously supporting local schools and initiatives and never forgot his roots in Rowan County. His passing is a tragic loss for all who knew him.
Those who knew Smith remember him as a kind and generous person who was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He was a role model for young athletes in the community, showing them that hard work and dedication can pay off both on and off the field.