Georgia fans have probably watched enough press conferences and seen enough interviews to know what former linebacker Roquan Smith looks like.
College football fans in general might recognize him to as the hype around him grew when the Bulldogs went on their run to the title game last season.
Wednesday, it became clear that not everybody knows a famous face when they see one. Smith grabbed a coffee and took a small walking tour of Dallas, Texas with Georgia inside linebackers coach Glenn Schumann.
Along the way, they pair visited Dealey Plaza where former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
There, they met a pretty clueless fan who comes into the frame about the 2:05 mark.
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Despite the large “G” and Rose Bowl gear Schumann is wearing, the conversation still starts off with the Cowboys fan asking, “Where you from? What state?”
Fan: “Georgia? Alright. Running back?”
Fan: “Linebacker. I met a guy…”
Smith: “You play running back?”
Fan: “Well back in the day”
*Pair starts goofing around as Smith takes a linebacker stance as the fan jukes in front of him*
Fan: “Well I hope you get picked by the Cowboys, man”
Smith: “I appreciate it, man”
Fan: “Yeah, yeah good luck”
It’s an encounter where the fan will probably regret not getting Smith’s autograph while he had the chance. It would be quite a sight to watch that man’s jaw drop when he probably sees Smith walk across the stage in Arlington on Thursday night.
Kudos to the former Georgia star for not dropping a “You don’t know who I am” type line.
Further confirming the man has no idea about Smith, the comment about the Cowboys picking him is highly unlikely to come true unless they trade up or Smith falls down severely six or seven spots in the draft.
One thing is for sure, the cameras will be on Smith and lights will shine brightly on his face Thursday night. By Friday morning, the odds of every fan in at least one NFL city knowing his name are very high.