The widow of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith has accepted his degree from the University of Miami nearly a month after he was shot and killed in a road rage incident in New Orleans.

Racquel Smith accepted the degree Thursday during a graduation ceremony in Miami.

A photo (seen below) shows Racquel sitting in a wheelchair and smiling as she's holding the diploma. She was shot twice in the legs during the April 9 altercation in New Orleans that killed her husband.

The popular Saints player was studying at the school's executive MBA program for artists and athletes when he died.

 

 

In a video, the crowd can be heard cheering as the announcer says that Racquel Smith is accepting on behalf of her late husband.