DarrellK. Smith, a former receiver with the Toronto Argonauts and also Edmonton Eskimos, has actually passed away. He was 55.
The Argos verified Tuesday that Smith passed away on Monday evening of cancer cells.
Smithinvested 8 periods in the CFL, consisting of 7 with Toronto (1986-92). The local of Youngstown, Ohio, had 465 captures for 8,144backyards and also 52 TDs with Toronto while returning 84 firsts for 1,139backyards.
Smithwas dealt to Edmonton in 1993 as component of a 16- gamer profession, the biggest in CFL background.
“Darrellwas an impressive gamer that recorded the hearts of our followers, engraved his name in the Argos’ document publication, and also aided lead us to our Grey Mug champion in 1991,” Michael Copeland, the Argos head of state and also Chief Executive Officer, stated in a declaration. “He will certainly be permanently born in mind as one of the Argos’ all-time wonderful receivers.
” In support of our followers and also our whole company, we send our inmost acknowledgements to Darrell’s family and friends.”
Smith, a 4-time CFL all-celebrity, stays the franchise business leader in successive video games with a function (96), solitary-period goals (20) and also typical backyards each catch (175).
He stands 2nd all-time in occupation and also solitary-period 200- lawn getting video games (2), 3rd in 100- lawn getting video games (25) and also getting backyards in a solitary-period (1,826), and also 5th in getting goals (111) and also integrated backyards (9,374).
Smithwas additionally a former colleague and also buddy of Argos wonderful Michael (Pinball) Clemons, that kept in mind Smith lovingly.
“DarrellK. Smith was whatever you consider when you mention super star pass receivers,” Clemons stated. “His play was brilliant, his self-confidence overruning and also his affordable spirit obvious.
” Today we commemorate his life and also value his payments, both on and also off the area. Past his self-confidence, I remember his laugh and also the scream he would certainly discharge prior to gametime that allow all of us understand it was time to play. A lot more humanely, he was smarter, kinder, and also much more thoughtful compared to a lot of us had a possibility to see.”