MINERAL, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith made history on Saturday becoming the first player ever selected in the NFL Draft out of Louisa County.

Smith was picked in the fourth round at No. 120 overall by the Carolina Panthers, who traded up to select the former Lion star.

Coming out of Louisa County, Smith was an Under Armour All-American and the Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2018, only the second player ever from Central Virginia to earn the honor along with former UVA standout Chris Long. Smith was also named the VHSL Class 4 State Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 and helped Louisa County to a 25-2 record in his final two seasons, including an appearance in the 2017 VHSL Class 4 State Championship game.

At Penn State, Smith picked up third team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches as a junior. The 6'3" linebacker finished second on the team with 81 tackles and with nine tackles for loss, while being named a Butkus Award semifinalist.

Only one other Louisa County product has ever played in the NFL in former Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants defensive lineman Kerry Wynn, but Smith is the first to be drafted.