The whole college football world was shocked and saddened to wake up to the news that former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith was shot and killed in his hometown of Meridian, Miss.
The community is still mourning.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen released a statement expressing his and the program’s grief over this tragic news:
“We are shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of Chris,” 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 freshman 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 48 games from 2009-12 recording 109 catches for 1,180 yards. His 109 receptions rank 10th in Mississippi State history.