Chris Smith, A West Rowan football star and a former NFL Player dies at 31.

Chris Smith, 31, was a star defensive end on the team, a Salisbury native, graduated from West Rowan High School in 2010.

Chris Smith was then chosen in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Panthers. Smith remained with the Pumas for three seasons.

.Chris Smith started games all four years with the Razorbacks at the University of Arkansas.

Chris Smith also play with the Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders, and Houston Texans from 2018 to 2021

Chris Smith signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2020 but only appeared on the practice squad.

West Rowan wrote on Twitter, "Chris was a better person than he was player! The impact he had on those around him will be remembered forever”.

.The Reason of Death not confirmed yet.