Smith is Athlete of the Week

Red River quarterback Tre Smith has been selected the KTBS Player of the Week.  Smith is leading the Bulldogs 3-2 football campaign.  Earlier he committed to the Naval Academy after graduation.

KTBS reported Smith is already embracing the ‘Beat Army’ mantra.  “Ah, most def that’s all I hear. Every time I text, it’s ‘Beat Army.’ When I get there, I definitely want to go 4-0 against them.”

A perfect record against a future rival is something his strives for, but perfect marks in the classroom is a desired goal, too.  Smith said, “Right now I think I have a 3.85. I had a 4.0, it went down. Physics killing me right now, but I’m going to get that back up.”

His head coach Jeff Harper says the honor is well deserved.  “Well, he’s the heart and soul of our team. He’s the unquestioned leader. He is not only a leader by example, but he’s also an outspoken leader. He’s not afraid to hold people accountable. He holds himself to a very high standard, he’s got a great work ethic. He’s very respectful, he takes care of business in the classroom. He is they type of kid you want to build your program around. He’s the face of Red River football.”

Smith is one of a handful of scholar athletes recognized by the National Football Foundation’s McNaughton Chapter.  Each week KTBS will select a player from their Scholar Athlete Watchlist to be named our Griffin’s Player of the Week.

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