There are few people in Orange County who haven’t heard of Kevin Smith. The West Orange-Stark product helped the Mustangs to two State titles back in the 80’s before becoming an All-American defensive back at Texas A&M and a Super Bowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys.
Smith, who still lives in the Dallas area, is hoping the public will be on the lookout for some of his memorabilia that was taken from his mothers home located on FM 1442, about three miles north of I-10.
The home hasn’t been lived in since being flooded twice in recent years. Contractors have been in and out during that time.
“I’m missing my two Super Bowl replica trophies,” he said along with several other awards like when he was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. There were also many custom footballs from college and pro for being the player of the game.
“One of the balls was a special one from Emmitt Smith. He only gave away two of his touchdown footballs during his playing days. One was to me and the other was to Bill Bates after we both were out for a season with injuries,” he said.
During his career with the Cowboys, Emmitt was known for keeping the football after a TD. He had 150 of them but has since auctioned several off for different charities.
Kevin Smith said his name should be on most of the items taken. He believed his Super Bowl trophies would be marked with Super Bowls 27 and 28 from the back to back titles in 1992 and 1993.
If you’ve seen any of these items contact Detective Cowart with the Orange County Sheriffs Dept. at 883-2612 or Crimestoppers at 833TIPS.