Texas A&M football: 30 greatest players of all-time

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith. Photo credit: Getty Images /

Stats – 20 interceptions, three returned for touchdowns, two punt return touchdowns

Accolades – All-American in 1991, All-time leader in career interceptions, Semi-finalist for Jim Thorpe Award, Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame

Team signature moment – Won Southwest Conference Championship in 1991

Kevin Smith is the greatest cornerback to ever play for Texas A&M. He was a ball hawk for four years, intercepting 20 passes during his Aggie career, which was a record for the Southwest Conference.

He was rarely thrown at in his senior season, but shut down opposing wide receivers and helped the Aggies win their first of three Southwest Conference Championships in a row. They led the nation in yards allowed per game that season.

The Dallas Cowboys selected Smith with the No. 17 overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft and he would be a major contributor on the 1992 and 1993 Super Bowl Championship teams.

An Achilles injury in 1995 derailed what may have been a Pro Football Hall of Fame career, but also allowed the Cowboys to sign Deion Sanders. Smith came back to form one of the NFL’s most exciting duos at cornerback at the time, but the team didn’t win another Super Bowl after 1995.

The injuries piled on and he retired after nine season with the Cowboys. He spent one year as the color commentator on Texas A&M football with Dave South.