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Justin Smith makes a tackle against Poplar Bluff in a home game on Oct. 3, 1997. Smith played for Missouri after graduating from Jefferson City High School.

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When San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith takes part in today’s Super Bowl, the former Jefferson City Jay and Missouri Tiger will show off the unrelenting style of play that has become his trademark.

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