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Author:  TheRealWags [ August 4th, 2011, 9:41 am ]
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PFT wrote:
Bubba Smith dies at 66
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 3, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1967 NFL draft who later found fame as an actor, has died at the age of 66.

After ending an All-American career at Michigan State in 1966, Smith was taken first in the draft by the Baltimore Colts. He played on Baltimore’s defensive line for five years, then was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he played in 1973 and 1974, and finished his career with the Houston Oilers in 1975 and 1976.

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound Smith was one of the biggest players of his era. He won a ring at Super Bowl V and went to two Pro Bowls.

After retiring, Smith became an actor. He was best known for playing Moses Hightower in the first six Police Academy movies.

No cause of death has been determined, but officials said they believe Smith died of natural causes.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... ies-at-66/


Thank you, Mr. Smith
RIP Hightower

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Author:  m2karateman [ August 4th, 2011, 9:45 am ]
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I was shocked when I heard this news yesterday. From all accounts, he was a very nice gentleman to his fans, and a great guy to speak with.

RIP Bubba.

Author:  buell17 [ August 4th, 2011, 10:21 am ]
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I remember reading an old interview with him a while back where he said that when he hit someone, his goal was to inflict so much pain, that the next time they came his way they would seriously consider just dropping the ball.

Author:  Pablo [ August 4th, 2011, 10:32 am ]
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RIP my Spartan brother! One of the best ever to don the Green and White...

Author:  Lions2SB2 [ August 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm ]
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R.I.P.

Author:  BillySims [ August 4th, 2011, 8:48 pm ]
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RIP Bubba.

IMHO you are the all time greatest Spartan. And that hurt for me to say. You should have been a Wolverine.

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