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WO-S great Smith enters Texas High School Hall of Fame

WACO — On Saturday night, former West Orange-Stark standout Kevin Smith, who helped lead the Mustangs to two Class 4A state titles, was inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame.

Smith went on to have a great career at both Texas A&M and for the Dallas Cowboys, in which he won three Super Bowl rings.

Smith helped the Mustangs win back-to-back 4A state titles in 1986 & 1987, earning All-State honors as a senior, when he played both ways and finished with 12 interceptions and nine touchdown receptions.

Named to UIL All-Century High School Team (second-team cornerback) selected by fan vote in 2009. He signed with Texas A&M as one of state’s top secondary recruits. He remains Aggies’ all-time leader in interceptions (20), return yardage (289) and touchdown returns (3), and ended his college career as the school leader in pass breakups (32). He also holds A&M mark for single-season picks with nine in 1989, and earned consensus all-America honors as senior in ’91 after scoring six special-teams TDs, including two on 70-plus yard punt returns.

Selected by Dallas with 17th overall pick in ’92 NFL Draft, he played eight seasons, intercepted 19 passes and earned a Pro Bowl berth and three Super Bowl rings.