Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, April 12, 2016
Honoring Buckeye great Will Smith Saturday at our Spring Game. Tribute to include helmet decal & moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/Tra3IEzpoI— gene smith (@OSU_AD) April 12, 2016
Ohio State will honor former defensive end Will Smith at its spring game Saturday afternoon.
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.