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Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:15 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2011 6:47 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bubba Smith, a two-time Pro Bowler who was one of the stars in the Police Academy movies, was found dead at his home Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Officials tell the paper they believe Smith, 66, died of natural causes.

Smith played for the Colts, Raiders and Oilers from 1967-76, and he made the Pro Bowl in 1970 and 1971 as a defensive end.

But today, he’s probably better remembered for playing Lt. Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies, as seen below.



Either that or as a spokesman for Miller Lite beer.



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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 12:53 am
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Great character in Police Academy movies, I also loved Hooks, his female sidekick (I think that was her name). 

Rest in Peace, big fella!  I've seen NFL footage, you were da man!



Since: Feb 12, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 12:47 am
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

  Sad news, I shall go out tomorrow and rip the door right of a car in your honor sir!!! R.I.P. Hightower...



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 12:41 am
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Bubba was really cool.  I liked that he played a florist in the Police Academy movies. 



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 12:38 am
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

That is just to young to die.  Good player and he was funny in police academy.  RIP, and hope the family is doing well!



Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 12:35 am
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

In the early 70's attended a football camp when I was kid that had NFL stars as coaches.   Bubba Smith was the most popular with the kids because he was just a great guy.  I'll never forget that.   



Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:50 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Bubba Smith your will be missed dearly, He was a great football player and a great actor. Though I wasnt old enough to watch him in football i will always remember him as Hightower. R.I.P your an angel in heaven now.



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:46 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

He was a class act, played the game within the rules



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

R.I.P Bubba Smith, gone but NEVER forgotten!!!!



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

A great Colts and NFL legend that will be missed. Bubba Smith R.I.P.!!!!!!!



Since: Apr 16, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

we need more people like him in this world ... R.I.P


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