Sad news from the NFL. Played as an active football player ChrisSmith He spent a full eight years in the National Football League and played defensively for teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2023 he moved to the XFL, the American Football League, and was supposed to play there for the Seatle Sea Dragons. But that won’t happen anymore: Chris passed away at the age of 31.

Via Twitter NFL representative Drew Rosenhaus announces that Chris died. “Rest in peace, Chris. We will miss you”, he writes, sending his condolences to the athlete’s bereaved family and friends. For the exact circumstances of Chris‘ Death is not known at this time. In the meantime, some of his colleagues have also spoken out. “We are praying for the family of Chris Smith,” says the football player Shaq Lawson. David Njoku describes his friend’s death as “heartbreaking” and calls him a “hero of his hometown of Salisbury with a “kind soul”.

What Chris‘ makes early death even more tragic is the fact that he only had to cope with the loss of his partner Petara Cordero in 2019. She got out of the car while driving and was hit by a car. The couple’s daughter had only recently been born.