Ohio State to honor late Will Smith at spring game Saturday

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Ohio State to honor late Will Smith at spring game Saturday

Ohio State will honor former defensive end Will Smith at its spring game Saturday afternoon.

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The Buckeyes will wear a “WS” helmet decal that features a Buckeye leaf in between Smith’s initials, plus they’ll hold a moment of silence prior to kickoff.

Smith, 34, was shot and killed following a minor car accident late Saturday night in New Orleans.

A champion in college (2002 BCS title, Ohio State’s first football crown in 34 years) and the NFL (Super Bowl XLIV), Smith was a team captain and a first-team All-America in 2003 who left Columbus, Ohio, ranked fifth on Ohio State’s all-time charts in career tackles for loss (45.5) and sixth in sacks (22.0). He went on to enjoy a nine-year NFL career.

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