Former Ohio State Players Respond to Tragic Death of Will Smith

By 11W Staff on April 10, 2016 at 10:45 am

Former Ohio State great and Super Bowl champion Will Smith was tragically murdered early late Saturday night in New Orleans — the city which he starred at defensive end for the Saints. 

The news shocked us all, but it certainly hit home with some of Smith's former teammates at Ohio State as well as some other great Buckeyes. Reactions from other fellow Ohio State players from all years are below. 

Former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells:

Former Ohio State defensive end Jay Richardson:

2010 Wooden Award winner and current Boston Celtic Evan Turner:

Former Ohio State cornerback Dustin Fox:

Two-time teammate LeCharles Bentley:

Former Buckeyes fullback Branden Joe:

Former Ohio State safety Donte Whitner:

Mike Adams, a former Ohio State offensive tackle:

Former Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter: 

Malcolm Jenkins: 

Ohio State All-American linebacker James Laurinaitis: 

Former defensive back and current Super Bowl champion Bradley Roby:

Even some players who recently played for Ohio State like Michael Thomas and Darron Lee expressed their condolences. 

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Smith's defensive coordinator with the Buckeyes, current Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, also weighed in.

LeBron James: 

Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith:

And finally, Smith's coach at Ohio State, Jim Tressel, tweeted this morning: 

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