Kyron Smith is the definition of a football player, one that has a deep passion for the game and possesses the ability to perform at multiple positions. Standing at five-foot-nine and weighing 160 pounds, the junior displays tremendous speed and athleticism that helped him to gain All-Region honors last season that saw the primarily defensive back intercept seven passes, tied for first in the state, while logging 65 total tackles and four pass break-ups. “His greatest assets are his passion for the game and competition,” wrote Macon County head coach Larry Harold. The coach also mentioned that Smith had developed into a vocal leader for the Bulldogs over the course of 2014. Smith’s athletic ability and urge to compete carries over to other sports, as well. He pitches and plays centerfield for the baseball team, runs the 400 and 4×100 on the track squad, and is slated to take part in wrestling for the first time after a coach’s recommendation that the sport would help the multi-sport athlete’s quickness and tackling ability. This athleticism has seen Smith gain interest from Michigan State, Ole Miss, Missouri, but has been most sought-after by Mississippi State. Realizing the opportunity of playing college ball, the junior became focused work harder in the weight room and continue to maximize his abilities. However, he was faced with a tremendous struggle as a child. Smith was faced with the death of his mother when he was eight years old, leaving a big void in his life. Stricken by grief, the young boy looked toward family and football to cope with the tragedy and now uses it as motivation to accomplish his dreams. He now plays a large role in the lives of others, volunteering with teammates to read to children, participates in community clean-up projects, and mentors Boys & Girls club members. Smith also takes part in his home church where sings in the choir, praising the grace of God for the opportunities being presented to him in life and football.