The Texas A&M Football team has never been an unbeatable powerhouse program but they’ve been a consistent threat to whichever conference they are a part of. Less than a decade in the SEC and they’re already knocking on Alabama’s door, threatening to take over the conference.
The issue with TAMU Football has been a lack of consistency thus far. One or two good seasons won’t be followed with more success, but a mediocre year that sends them back to the middle tier of teams in the conference.
That said, the Aggies have done one thing consistently — bring talent to College Station to play football. It’s something that is embedded in the culture of the program. No matter who is in charge of the Texas A&M Football team — they’ll have a leg up in recruiting on most schools.
As a result of this strong recruiting, the Aggies have some players who will go down in college football history. Specifically, one former TAMU cornerback was given recognition.
Former Texas A&M Football CB Kevin Smith was listed on the CFB Hall of Fame’s ballot
One of the most talented players in Aggie history is a former cornerback by the name of Kevin Smith, who was recently listed on the College Football Hall of Fame’s voting ballot. Almost 30 years removed from his playing career in College Station, a lot of fans often forget about the elite cornerback.
That said, he has already been recognized as a campus legend, earning entrance into the Texas A&M Football Hall of Fame in 1997, six years after his playing career came to an end for the Aggies.
Smith was an elite all-around player, defending passes among the best of college football. Specifically, Smith was part of another Aggie unit that led college football in total defense, allowing just 222.4 yards per game in 1991.
By the time Smith finished his career with the Aggies in 1991, he held the SWC’s all-time record in career interceptions with 20. This would be passed up a year later but Smith maintains the number two spot on that list to this day.
He was also an elite return man, scoring 6 special teams touchdowns in that same 1991 season. He was as electric of a player as you’ll find.
This is a well-deserved honor and it’s hard to see a world where he doesn’t gain entry to the College Football Hall of Fame. At this point, it’s really only a matter of time.