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Ben Smith poses with his biggest fan, mom Deb.

He’s bona fide.

Coupeville grad Ben Smith is officially a part of the all-time football record books at Eureka College after recording his first tackle Saturday.

The former Wolf, who plays on special teams for the Red Devils, took down the return man on a kickoff during a 27-13 road win over Concordia Chicago.

With the victory, Eureka, the alma mater of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, gets to 2-1 in league play, 2-3 overall.

Smith, a sophomore linebacker, is in his first season at the Illinois school.

A former First-Team All-Conference pick while playing for Coupeville High School, he is majoring in criminal justice.

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Coupeville grad Ben Smith is playing college football in Illinois. (Photos courtesy Deb Smith)

He’s traveled across the country in pursuit of his athletic dreams.

Coupeville High School grad Ben Smith is currently suiting up for the Eureka College football team in Illinois.

The NCAA D-III school is best known for a former football player named Ronald Reagan, who graduated in 1932 before going on to be a movie star, the Governor of California, and the 40th President of the United States.

The current Red Devils gridiron squad is 1-0 in conference play and 1-2 overall after whacking visiting Rockford 31-14 Saturday.

Smith, who was a First-Team All-Conference running back during his time at Coupeville, is listed at linebacker.

A college sophomore, he’s played on special teams in all three of his games, wearing #36 while chasing after kick returners.

Smith, whose older brother Jacob was a top track and field star at CHS, is studying criminal justice at Eureka when not playing football.

Reppin’ the Red Devils.

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