Tragedy struck the Cameron Yoe football family on Sunday, as former Yoe star Traion Smith was among two men who drowned in a fishing accident, the Milam County Sheriff’s Office said.
Smith, 22, of Cameron, and Desmond Williams, 30, of Temple, were killed when their fishing boat capsized. The accident occurred in a stock tank on private property.
Smith was one of the most decorated high school football players in Central Texas history. According to the Tribune-Herald’s records, he owned the area’s single-season (3,010) and all-time (7,625) rushing records. Smith helped the Yoemen win three straight state championships from 2012-14 and reach the title game his senior season. He won Super Centex Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2015 and was honored on the Trib’s Super Centex All-Decade (2010-19) team earlier this year.
After Cameron, Smith played at Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Authorities recovered Smith’s body at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, two hours after an initial 911 call. As of Monday, they were still searching for Williams’ body.