Each season, the SEC honors 14 “legends,” one from each league school. It has been a bit of a running joke for Mizzou (and, I’m guessing, Texas A&M) fans, as it allows us to laugh about “Justin Smith, SEC Legend,” or “Roger Wehrli, SEC Legend,” when they obviously didn’t play in the SEC. Yuk, yuk, yuk.
Former Mizzou Football QB Brad Smith is Mizzou's representative in this year's 2017 SEC Football Legends Class, a collection of former football standouts who will be honored at events surrounding the SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta in December.
The 2017 Football Legends Class includes 14 former stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions. This year's class includes All-Americans, All-SEC selections and Academic All-Americans. The group represents teams that won National and SEC Championships and are represented in state, school and college football halls of fame.
Smith helped lead the Mizzou program to national prominence in his record-setting quarterback career, as he left holding 69 school, conference and NCAA game, season and career records. Smith became the first player in NCAA Division I-A history to throw for 8,000 yards and rush for 4,000 yards in a career, and he broke the NCAA record for most career rushing yards by a quarterback.
Actually, I’ll let this one stand. He did do something legendary to Steve Spurrier and South Carolina.