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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: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

How so many of these guys can be in such top, physical shape when they're younger and not continue to take care of themselves as they get older as to die so young is beyond me.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:08 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

One word:legend



Since: Jul 17, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Yamma, yamma, yamma, yamma, yahhhhma. Who think they can kill the brother, of Medula! If I could rip out the heart of a yak and eat it for breakfast...



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

A lot of today’s players should immolate and follow his example on and off the field. His play on the field was something to behold. He played for other teams I remember him as a Colt against the Rams. I never heard of him being in trouble with law enforcement, on drugs or making a public nuisance of himself .

Thanks for being the player and man you were.

Condolences to the family of Bubba Smith.

 
“ONE MAN’S OPINION”  





Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:54 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

A tragic loss of a dominant defensive player, as well as a funny and caring human being ! Rest in God's arms Bubba. We'll miss you !

@Sorry Mrs. Jackson, shut up you moronic jerk ! You're going to have to answer to God for your attitudes one day mister ! We'll see how tough you are then !

It's too bad you didn't have the fortune of saying that to Bubba's face. He would have broken you in two !



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

RIP Bubba you were huge on and off the field!



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Saw him play in the day. He was known as one of the meanest lineman around with a temper on the field. Also bigger than anybody. So nobody messed with him. Played angry, was a great one


SorryMs Jackson
Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:43 pm
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Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

Bubba Smith.  The man who towered over his teammates and fellow police comrades.  Thanks for providing smiles and laughs while onscreen.  You'll be surely missed.  RIP, Bubba.  PROCTOR!!!



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Pro Bowler, actor Bubba Smith dies at 66

WOW, way to young to pass on. At least he didn't die in pain & past peacfully. A great example of a class person on the field & off the field. My prayers are with you and your family Mr. Smith. Peace.


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