The father of Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith has died after complications from heart surgery, Smith confirmed to The Denver Post on Wednesday.
“It’s rough. I just found out this morning,” Smith said on Wednesday. “It was my mom who called and told me. The call came in at about 6:30.”
According to the Post, Smith will stay in San Francisco and plans on playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The 34-year-old recorded nine total tackles and 2.5 sacks this season for the Broncos.