Busting out in his second season, Aldon Smith has become one of the league's most prominent pass rushers, a key component of an absolutely stellar defense.
More importantly, the 23-year-old has also made a big difference off the field.
Smith recently announced that he's donating $5,099 for each sack that occurs during the regular season, with the proceeds split between two local Boys & Girls Clubs.
“I am excited to be able to give back to my community," Smith said, via the 49ers' official website. Now, in addition to playing to win games, I am playing to raise much needed money for a great organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of millions of young people.”
Factoring in his NFL-leading 19.5 sacks, the tally is up to $99,430.50 ... and counting. The gesture certainly hasn't gone unnoticed.
“We are thrilled to be Aldon Smith’s charity of choice and greatly appreciate his generosity,” said Rob Connolly, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Fran...