Originally written December 14, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
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 & Gir...
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