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Bubba Smith, Former NFL & Police Academy Star, Found Dead In Los Angeles

Bubba Smith was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. Cause of death has not yet been determined, but it's believed he died of natural causes.

Smith played his college football with the Michigan St. Spartans and was drafted with the #1 pick in the 1967 pick by the Baltimore Colts. He enjoyed a solid 9 year career in the NFL, winning one Super Bowl, being named to 2 Pro Bowls and making an All Pro team once.

However, his most noticeable accomplishments probably came off the field with a strong Hollywood career. After the jump, some of the highlights.

Smith was 66 years old.

Smith is perhaps most famous for his role as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy movies.

(via TheGuyIsBack23)

He had one of the many famous Miller Light/football commercial tie-ins (and perhaps one of the most original ad sales ever).

Miller Lite Bubba Smith (via doughr)


He guest-starred on Family Matters.

WPIX 1995 Family Matters Commercial With Bubba Smith (via wtcvidman)

Here's a funny interview with Bubba with Harvey Shine. We'll miss you Bubba.

My Day with Bubba Smith (via DavidTeitelbaum)