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Former Florida State Football Star Reportedly Dead At 44

Florida State's doak campbell stadium at night

TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of play between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A former Florida State University football star reportedly passed away at the young age of 44 this weekend.

Shevin Smith, a standout defensive back for the Seminoles in the mid-1990s, has reportedly died.

The South Florida native was a walk-on from Miami who became a starter and key player for Bobby Bowden's program. Smith was a sixth-round pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay. He played in the league for two seasons.

Smith reportedly passed away on Friday night.

Former Florida State wide receiver Snoop Minnis shared the tough news.

"Teammates and Nole Nation our brother Shevin Smith passed away last night. He was a good dude and loved FSU. I’ll be watching the game with sadness knowing how excited you was about the season starting. You’ll always be in my heart my brother! Keep his family in your prayers," he tweeted.

Our thoughts are with Smith's friends and family.

Smith recorded eight interceptions during his time with Florida State. He was a part of two 11-win teams and two 10-win teams in Tallahassee.

Rest in peace, Shevin.