WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Winston-Salem State University freshman quarterback Tyler Smith was the big winner, Saturday evening as he was awarded a United States Army ROTC National Scholarship. He was awarded over $70,000 to serve as a United States Army ROTC cadet. He was recognized for winning the scholarship prior to kickoff of the Rams' football game against the Catawba Indians, Saturday evening.
Smith was awarded the scholarship that thousands of students compete for annually. It was his scholastic, athletic, and leadership qualities that earned him the scholarship. Smith joined the Rams football team in the fall of 2019 after a tremendous high school career at West Stokes High School. His high school career included three WPAC championships and he twice earned WPAC All-Conference honors. Recipients of the scholarship are required to not only graduate high school with at least a 2.50 GPA, but to also score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT and or 19 on the ACT, as well as meeting a physical standard.
He was joined by a host of supporters when he was recognized for his honor, Saturday evening. His parents, high school guidance counselors, football coach, ROTC instructors, and Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Elwood Robinson on the field at Bowman Gray Stadium.
The Rams will return to action, Saturday when the team heads to Tuskegee, Alabama to take on the Tuskegee Golden Tigers. For more information on Rams football, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.