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Corey Smith

Born: 1979-10-02 - Died: 2009-03-01
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea

Death Summary: On February 28, 2009 Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper, William Bleakley and Nick Schuyler went on a fishing trip near Clearwater, Florida and were scheduled to return the same night.

The next day the U.S. Coast Guard reported that the 21-foot fishing boat was missing off the Gulf Coast and immediately began a search. On March 2, 2009 the overturned boat was located with Schuyler still latching on, the other men were not located.

At this time the U.S. Coast Guard has called off their search for the other men. But, family and friends are organizing a private search.

Who was Corey Smith : Smith was an NFL defensive end who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and most recently the Detroit Lions.

Smith played his college football at North Carolina State. In 2002, Smith was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent.
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22 Signatures in Corey Smith's guestbook

  1. Rita Says:

    My blessing goes out to the Smith Family. Keep your faith in God he will lead your heart through the happy times and memories of your love one. R.I.P. Corey Smith

  2. Vanteena Says:

    my prayers and condolences goes out to you. The world is watching and praying. Know that you are not alone. God knows all and sees all. Cast your cares upon him for he cares for you. When times seem hard, look to the lord where there’s strength.

  3. tanesha west Says:

    Every man lost at sea needs our help and prayers so lets not think negative lets keep them alive cause their waiting on us im a football fan i want to see them again on the field

  4. Linda Says:

    My prayers have been with your family and the other families. I can not even imagine what you are going through but I do know and believe with all my heart that God does. Lean on Him for strength and comfort during this time. May God bless your family and be especially near to you.

  5. Pauletta Says:

    God Bless you. May your family live in celebration of a life that touched so many.

  6. Becky Says:

    I’m so very sorry for this tragedy. We will truly miss Corey on the field. Gone but never forgotten.

  7. Daisy Says:

    My prayers go out to the entire family. May you have faith and strength during these tough times. God Bless Corey, he will remain in our hearts forever.

  8. Charlotte Jackson Says:

    My heart goes out to the family !!

  9. Denise Says:

    Corey we miss you and Im so sorry this happened. I pray that I get to see you again on day. Love always.

  10. mike mashall Says:

    YOU SUCKED AS A LION I think you are lieing and got into another boat and ran away from your shame

  11. Tennille Roland Says:

    R.I.P Corey, Such a tragedy.
    Mike Marshall you are spineless and you need to respect his family and friends are mourning.

  12. Lynn Says:

    I still can’t believe he’s gone and don’t want to, I still am praying and hoping that their still out their waiting to be discovered b/c it hurts to hear that he and other men left this world in such a tragic way. Well the lord knows best and is the creater of life and finisher of our faith. R.I.P Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper and Will Bleakley..

  13. Brenda Strickland Says:

    I know the pain of losing a child myself. May God comfort your family and give them strength as he has myself.

  14. Kelsey Strait Says:

    i love the fact you risked your life on that boat. i am doing a report on you.(for school) p.s i wish the family and friends of you a good life to!! p.p.s. i am only 10 years old.

  15. Kelsey Strait Says:

    r i p man l.y.l.a.b

  16. ss Says:

    fuck u

  17. Erin Sanders Says:

    We’ll never forget you Corey Smith!!
    We love you and you will be in our hearts forever!!
    My heart goes out to the Smith Family.

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  20. mr.nazi Says:

    his last words were GLUB! GLUB!

  21. digest it Says:

    you’ll never be forgotten

  22. Harlena Jones Says:

    Rest in peace

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