Chris Smith's high school alma mater, West Rowan Football, also posted about his passing on Twitter. They referred to him as a legend and highlighted his character as a person being greater than his skills as a player.

 Smith was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He later played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders, and most recently, the Houston Texans in 2021.