Former NFL Defensive End Chris Smith Dies at 31, Leaves Legacy of Giving

Credit: Chris Smith/Instagram

Former NFL defensive end Chris Smith, who played for several NFL teams during his eight seasons in the league, has passed away at the age of 31.

West Rowan Football team announced the news on Twitter, paying tribute to the player's off-field impact, saying that he was "a better person than he was a player." The Salisbury Post has also confirmed the news in an obituary.

An Unfortunate Loss for Family, Friends, and Rowan County

Chris Smith's passing is a tragic loss for his family, friends, former teammates, and Rowan County. He was known for his generosity, and according to his obituary, he was "the ultimate give-back guy," donating to local schools and projects.

An Outpouring of Grief and Tributes

Many of Smith's NFL friends and former teammates expressed their sadness and paid tribute to him on social media. Denver Broncos star Russell Wilson wrote, "RIP Chris Smith Praying for your loved ones," while Arkansas media personality John Nabors called Smith "an all-time great Razorback."

Credit: Chris Smith/Instagram

New England Patriots linebacker Brooks Ellis remembered Smith's personality, which "could light up a room," and said he was deeply saddened to hear about his passing.

No Cause of Death Revealed

The cause of Chris Smith's death has not been disclosed. He was a talented NFL player who began his professional career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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