Late Friday night, early Saturday morning, it appears that former Mississippi State receiver Chris Smith was killed in his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi. His close friends and former teammates were the ones who broke the heartbreaking news to the rest of the world.
Terrible news to wake up to. One of the best teammates I ever had. RIP Chris Smith— Nick Griffin (@MacGrifferous) July 16, 2016
Did not want to get that phone call. Going to miss you bro. Haven gained another dawg. #RIP Chris #8 pic.twitter.com/Mw3oIAAFID— Tyler Russell (@Tyler17Russell) July 16, 2016
RIP Chris Smith ... God knows best— Deontae Skinner (@DSkinner__11) July 16, 2016
R.I.P Chris Smith! You was the man bro, praying for you and your fam https://t.co/ouKSpfFb8a— Torrey Dale (@Torrey_Dale90) July 16, 2016
Rest in peace Chris Smith ; I can remember my RS freshmen yr you & @Bumphis1 showing me how to be a great player. #Forever8— Fred Brown (@Freddygbrown_) July 16, 2016
Here in tears... RIP CHRIS SMITH... #8— CHRISTIAN HOLMES (@TURTLE_HOLMES44) July 16, 2016
MissState Football brotherhood lost a good one today. Chris Smith. Thoughts & prayers are with his family. Rest Easy #8. You'll be missed.— Jamar Chaney (@Jamar51Chaney) July 16, 2016
In Smith's career at State, he was a part of teams that won 29 games and he turned into a considerable receiving threat by his senior year, catching 47 receptions for 564 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2012.
Not much is known about the incident that took Smith's life, but our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out for the family members, friends, and former teammates of Chris Smith.