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Corey Smith

Corey Dominique Smith (October 2, 1979 – March 2009) was an American football defensive end. He was originally signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at North Carolina State. Smith also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions. On March 1, 2009, the United States Coast Guard reported that a 21-foot fishing boat was missing off the Gulf Coast near Clearwater Pass, Florida. The boat was reportedly carrying four passengers, including Smith; Marquis Cooper, a member of the Oakland Raiders; as well as Nick Schuyler and Will Bleakley, former University of South Florida football players. The four men left Clearwater Pass on February 28 at 6:30 a.m. and were expected to return later that night. The Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Tornado began searching for the missing boat shortly after midnight on March 1, 2009. By 1:35 p.m. EST on March 2, 2009, the boat was located, overturned, with Schuyler clinging to it. The other three passengers were not found. According to Schuyler, Cooper separated from the group at 5:30 AM, with Smith disappearing about an hour later. 24 hours later, Bleakley became unresponsive, and despite

Man Recovered Clinging to Boat -- Not an NFLer

Man Recovered Clinging to Boat -- Not an NFLer

Bad news for the two NFL players who were onboard that missing boat. The Coast Guard found the vessel with only one person clinging on -- it was not either player.Nick Schuyler was one of the four… READ MORE >

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