Former NFL defensive lineman Chris Smith died at the age of 31.

No details were shared regarding the cause of his death.

Smith played a total of eight seasons in the NFL.

He was signed to the XFL Seattle Sea Dragons in March.

Smith played five games with the Sea Dragons this year, making five tackles.

Tributes poured in on social media in remembrance of Smith.

Smith's girlfriend Petara Cordero died in September 2019 when she was struck by a car.

Smith shared a touching tribute on Instagram after his girlfriend's death.

Smith played for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.

Smith was picked in the fifth round of the 2014 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.