Chris Smith, a former NFL player who was widely known for his athletic ability and quickness on the field as a defensive end, has passed away at the young age of 31. Smith played for three teams during his career, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, and Cleveland Browns.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Smith attended the University of Miami before being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Jaguars before being traded to the Bengals in 2018. In 2019, he signed with the Browns, where he played until his untimely death.
Outside of football, Smith was a dedicated member of his community and was passionate about helping those in need. He was also an advocate for mental health awareness, supporting the NFL's "Let's Talk" campaign.
Although the cause of Smith's death is currently unknown, it is believed to be related to a medical condition, as he had been hospitalized shortly before his passing. The news of Smith's death has shocked the NFL community, and many of his former teammates and coaches have expressed their condolences on social media.
In a statement, the NFL expressed their sadness at the loss and offered their thoughts and prayers to Smith's family. Smith's passing serves as a reminder of the importance of taking care of oneself and cherishing life's precious moments. He will be remembered for his legacy both on and off the field.