👢🎬 Cowboy Stuntman Extraordinaire, Dean Smith, Shuffles off the Mortal Coil at 91 🎖🐂
Buckle up, y’all! The legendary cowboy stuntman and all-around tough guy, Dean Smith, has hit the sunset at 91. Dean’s was a life bigger than a Texas ranch, with a resume including an Olympic gold medal, military service, a stint in professional football, and a career in Hollywood that could make John Wayne tip his hat. 🎖🤠🎬🏈
As country singer Toby Keith once crooned, “Should’ve been a cowboy.” Well, Dean Smith didn’t just sing about it – he lived it. This Olympian gold medalist, actor, army vet, and rancher kicked the bucket on June 24, but not before a hell of a ride! 🤠🏅
Born in Breckenridge in 1932, Smith made his mark early. From his humble beginnings in Graham High School to the hallowed halls of the University of Texas, Smith was a force to be reckoned with. Remember when your PE teacher grumbled at you for not running fast enough? Dean wasn’t just fast, he was Olympian fast! He bagged gold in the 4×100-meter relay and nearly tasted victory in the 100-meter dash, finishing fourth in what was the closest race in Olympic history! Is anyone else sweating just thinking about it? 🏃♂️💨🏅
But wait, there’s more! Smith wasn’t just a track star; he was also a gridiron gladiator. The dude helped the Longhorns trample Tennessee 16-0 in the 1953 Cotton Bowl Classic. Yeah, the one that was the first to be broadcast on television. 🏈📺
After playing soldier in the U.S. Army and flirting with a career in professional football, Dean traded his cleats for cowboy boots, turning to acting and stunt work. With roles that had him doubling for stars like Robert Redford and Roy Rogers, Dean was the go-to guy when the going got tough. Who else could strut their stuff in pink tennis shoes and a dress, and still look “voluptuous”? Only Dean! 💃👢
When the Hollywood lights started to dim, Dean high-tailed it back to Texas, where he tended to longhorn cattle on his childhood ranch. 🌾🐂
Throughout his wild ride of a life, Smith accumulated accolades faster than a cowboy lassoes a calf. His trophy shelf is chock-full of honors, including inductions into the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, to name just a few. 🏆
But now that the sun has set on Dean’s epic journey, we’re left to ponder the legacy of this iconic cowboy. Are our modern heroes cut from the same tough, versatile cloth as Smith? Or has the digital age created a new breed of heroes?
As we remember Dean Smith, the question looms – who among us could run as fast, hit as hard, act as convincingly, or rope a steer as expertly? Where are the jack-of-all-trades heroes in the 21st century? 🤔👀
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So, dear reader, we’re handing the mic to you. Who do you see as our modern-day Dean