Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Former NFL Great Bubba Smith Found Dead at 66


Aaron “Bubba” Smith, a former NFL superstar and actor, was found to have died in his home.  Authorities are not suspecting foul play and say that he appears to have died of natural causes. '

Smith had an outstanding career in the NFL.  He also acted in several highly successful “Police Academy” films in the 1980s and 1990s.   An autopsy is set to be performed later in the week.

Smith, who stood at 6-foot-7, was a feared defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers.  He was also an All-American for Michigan State University.

1 comment:

brian banks said...

He was the college football force of his era. Like many blacks from the south he had to play in Big 10 because south wouldn't let blacks play. Until they kept getting destroyed by hometown players. RIP big fellow with the smile.