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FullSizeRenderEnoch Smith Sr. grew up in the inner city of Chicago. He played Park District football for the Ogden Park Vikings in the late 80’s. He went on to start his high school career at Bolingbrook High School. He later moved back to Chicago to attend Wendell Phillips HS. Enoch understands that the sport is a vehicle to help student-athletes to live out their dreams. He was recruited to play linebacker at the University of Illinois. He became a father at an early age, that’s when he decided to hang up the cleats to focus on fatherhood. After three years of working he decided to give football another chance. At the age of 22 Enoch decided to give school another chance with a wife and three children – Simone, Enoch Jr., and Trevon.  In 1998 he walked on to Highland KS football team. At first it was a huge struggle. He started out as a linebacker and later moved to Defensive End. Enoch Sr. graduate from Highland Community College in 1 ½ year with an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering. He graduated with honors as an Academic All-American. He was recognized by the NJCAA as an All-American. He led Highland Community College in sacks. He received an award from Highland CC as an All-Conference. He was Homecoming King as well.

Enoch Sr. finished his college career at Southwest Missouri State known today as Missouri State University. At Missouri State University Enoch Sr. led his team in sacks during his senior year. He was awarded by his coaches as an All-Conference captain. The Gateway Football Conference recognized him as a 1stTeam All-Conference Defensive End. He also became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Enoch Sr. was called by the New Orleans Saints. Things didn’t work out so he played Arena Football. In 2004 he helped to lead the Peoria Pirates to the Arena Cup. He was recognized by the Peoria Pirates as the Iron Man of the Year

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