Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith was killed Friday night in a shooting. He was 26.
Smith was killed in Meridian, Mississippi at an apartment complex. Per WTOK, police are looking for a motive and suspect. Smith was a native of Meridian.
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of Chris,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said in a statement. “Our entire Mississippi State family mourns his loss. Chris was an important part of our first recruiting class and helped set the foundation for our success. He was a terrific teammate and his work ethic was impeccable. He earned his way onto the field as a true freshmen in 2009 and later received his degree from Mississippi State. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.”
Smith played at Mississippi State from 2009-2012. He had 109 catches for 1,180 yards and five scores throughout his career. He’s currently No. 10 on the all-time receptions list for the school. He had 47 catches for 564 yards as a senior in 2012.
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