Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ex-N.C. State player among missing

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Former N.C. State football player Corey Smith is among four missing boaters the Coast Guard was searching for in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday.

Smith and three friends did not return from a fishing trip Saturday after leaving a boat ramp in a 21-foot center console boat. The Coast Guard was searching an area of 750 square miles for the missing boaters Sunday.

A defensive end, Smith last played for N.C. State in 2001 and ranks seventh in career history with 15.5 sacks. He plays for the Detroit Lions.

Another one of the missing men, Victor “Marquis” Cooper, plays for the Oakland Raiders.
– Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

A lot of prayers from fellow Wolfpack alums being sent out to Corey and his buddies. I was in some College of Textiles classes with Corey and he's a great guy.

Anonymous said...

Lots of love and prayers from a fellow NC State alum.