ECU Pirates :: Hall of Fame
Vinson Smith

Inducted: 2003
Hometown: Statesville, N.C.
Sport: Football (1984-87)
Position: Linebacker
Coaches: Ed Emory, Art Baker

Vinson Smith supplanted his name among the best linebackers to ever play at ECU. As a junior and senior, Smith led East Carolina in total tackles in 1986 and '87. In 1986, Smith tallied 116 total tackles and followed that season with a 118-tackle campaign in '87. Smith signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 1988 and spent 12 years in the NFL, winning one Super Bowl as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.