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Encyclopedia > Bruce Smith
Bruce Smith
Date of birth June 18, 1963 (1963-06-18) (age 43)
Place of birth Flag of United States Norfolk, Virginia
Position(s) Defensive End
College Virginia Tech
NFL Draft 1985 / Round 1 / Pick 1
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 12
Awards 1996 AP NFL Defensive MVP
1996 UPI AFC Defensive MVP
1993 NEA Defensive MVP
1990 AP NFL Defensive MVP
1990 NEA Defensive MVP
1990 UPI AFC Defensive MVP
1988 UPI AFC Defensive MVP
1987 UPI AFC Defensive MVP
1987 Pro Bowl MVP,
1984 Outland Trophy
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
Virginia Tech Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Retired #s Virginia Techs #78
Records NFL Most sacks, career (200),
Buffalo Bills Career Sacks (171),
Virginia Tech Career Sacks (46),
Virginia Tech Tackles for Loss (71)
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1985-1999
2000-2003
Buffalo Bills
Washington Redskins

Bruce Smith (b. June 18, 1963) is a former NFL football player who currently holds the NFL record for most career quarterback sacks with 200. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He was named in honor of his fathers' idol, Bruce Brewington. June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1985 NFL Draft Round 1 External links 1985 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... From 1970 - 1996 The United Press International AFC Player of the Year Awards to AFL-AFC American football players. ... Beginning in 1966 the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) annually awarded the George S. Halas Trophy (Not to be confused with the Pro Football Writers Association George S. Halas Courage Award or the George Halas Trophy that is awarded by the National Football League) to the NFLs outstanding defensive player. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Beginning in 1966 the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA) annually awarded the George S. Halas Trophy (Not to be confused with the Pro Football Writers Association George S. Halas Courage Award or the George Halas Trophy that is awarded by the National Football League) to the NFLs outstanding defensive player. ... From 1970 - 1996 The United Press International AFC Player of the Year Awards to AFL-AFC American football players. ... From 1970 - 1996 The United Press International AFC Player of the Year Awards to AFL-AFC American football players. ... From 1970 - 1996 The United Press International AFC Player of the Year Awards to AFL-AFC American football players. ... Pro Bowl MVPs ... The NFL 1990s All-Decade Team was a fictional team comprised of outstanding performers in the National Football League in the 1990s chosen by voters of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ...


Pro football career

Bruce Smith attended Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills as the number one draft pick overall in the 1985 NFL Draft. Smith became known as a sack specialist, with 15 in 1986 and a personal season-best 19 in 1990. By 1989, Smith had already become the Bills' all-time sack leader when he reached his 52nd sack. In 1990, his defensive performance helped bring the Bills to Super Bowl XXV, but they eventually lost to the Bill Parcells-led New York Giants. Still Smith had an impressive performance in the game. He sacked Jeff Hostetler in the end zone for a safety in the second quarter, and later forced New York to turn the ball over on downs by tackling running back Ottis Anderson for a 2-yard loss on a fourth down conversion attempt. This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ...


At the height of his career Smith was known as one of the NFL's most fearsome defensive players, his sack record attests to this, though his public demeanor suggested he was quite mild-mannered off the field.


In 1991, Smith was hampered by knee problems and sat out most of the season. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ...


During these years, Smith continued to be named to the Pro Bowl every season from 1987 to 1998 (except for his injury-laden 1991 season). In 1987, he was named the Pro Bowl MVP. Smith was twice named the AP's NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1990, 1996) and thrice named UPI's AFC Defensive Player of the Year (1988, 1990, 1996). The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


By 1996, Smith was still putting up prolific numbers, with 90 tackles and 14 sacks. By 1997, Smith had 65 tackles and 14 sacks and by 1998, although he was getting older he still had a respectable 50 tackles and 10 sacks. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Most forms of football have a move known as a tackle. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ...


After the 1999 season, Smith signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent. In his first season, he posted 58 tackles and 10 sacks, although he was now playing in mostly in passing situations. He pressed onward in pursuit of Reggie White's all-time sacks record (198), which he finally passed in the thirteenth game of his nineteenth season in 2003. Smith finished the season with 200 career sacks. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold and White Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Smith had hinted in interviews that 2003 would be his final season. However, he never completely ruled out continuing to play. But on February 24, 2004, the Redskins released Smith, saving $6.5 million in salary cap space.[1] 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Professional sports, a salary cap (often called a wage cap in the United Kingdom) is a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on player salaries, either as a per-player limit or a total limit for the teams roster (or both). ...


In his 19 NFL seasons, Smith played in 279 games, amassing 200 sacks, 2 interceptions, 33 forced fumbles, and 15 fumble recoveries, which he returned for 33 yards and a touchdown. Also, of his 19 seasons in the NFL, 14 of them were seasons where he had at least 10 sacks, a testament to his consistency year and year out. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


In 1999, he was ranked number 58 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


In 2006, Bruce was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Preceded by
Dean Steinkuhler
Outland Trophy Winners
1984
Succeeded by
Mike Ruth
Preceded by
Reggie White (198)
Record for NFL Sacks in a Career
2003-current (200)
Succeeded by
Current
National Football League | NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team

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Larry Allen | Steve Wisniewski | Dermontti Dawson | Mark Stepnoski | Bruce Smith | Reggie White | Chris Doleman | Neil Smith |
Cortez Kennedy | John Randle | Warren Sapp | Bryant Young | Kevin Greene | Junior Seau | Derrick Thomas | Cornelius Bennett |
Hardy Nickerson | Levon Kirkland | Deion Sanders | Rod Woodson | Darrell Green | Aeneas Williams | Steve Atwater | LeRoy Butler |
Carnell Lake | Ronnie Lott | Darren Bennett | Sean Landeta | Morten Andersen | Gary Anderson | Mel Gray | Michael Bates |
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He earned a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. ... Lorenzo Levon Kirkland (born February 16, 1969) was an all-pro linebacker in the NFL. A second-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992, he went on to play 11 years in the NFL including 9 seasons with the Steelers, and one each for the Seattle Seahawks and... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Roderick Kevin Rod Woodson (born March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is a former professional American football player. ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Aeneas Williams is a former American NFL cornerback and free safety, who last played with the St. ... Stephen Dennis Atwater (born October 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing free safety for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. // He attended Lutheran High School North in St. ... LeRoy Butler (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1990-2001). ... Carnell Lake was a defensive back in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Darren Bennett (born January 9, 1965 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian who had a moderately successful career in Australian Rules football, followed by a far more substantial career in American football as a punter. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker with the Atlanta Falcons. ... Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959 in Parys, Free State, South Africa) is currently the NFLs career points scoring leader. ... Mel Gray (born March 16, 1961) was a kick returner in the NFL. He played with the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Michael Bates (born December 19, 1969) is an American former two-sport athlete who gained renown both as a sprinter who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 200-meter dash in 1992, and also as a four-time Pro Bowl standout kick returner in the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marvin Daniel Levy (born August 3, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations for the Buffalo Bills. ...

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Nolan Cromwell | Sean Landeta | Reggie Roby | Morten Andersen | Gary Anderson | Eddie Murray | Billy Johnson | John Taylor | Mike Nelms | Rick Upchurch | Bill Walsh | Chuck Noll The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... Joseph Clifford Montana, (born June 11, 1956, in the Pittsburgh area town of New Eagle, Pennsylvania, USA) was a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, California) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ... John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957, in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... Ozzie Newsome Jr. ... Michael Anthony Muñoz (born August 19, 1958 in Ontario, California), is a former offensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Cincinnati Bengals. ... 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Michael Anthony Munchak (born March 6, 1960, Scranton, Pennsylvania) is a former American Football guard who played for the Houston Oilers. ... Dwight Stephenson is a former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 1998. ... Michael Lewis Webster (born March 18, 1952 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin - died September 22, 2002 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... Howard Michael Howie Long (born January 6, 1960 in Somerville, Massachusetts) played football as a defensive end, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. ... Lee Roy Selmon (born October 20, 1954) is a former NFL football player and the only member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Randy Lee White (born January 15, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an All-American football player with the University of Maryland in 1974, and was the Dallas Cowboys first-round draft pick in 1975. ... Daniel Oliver Hampton (Born September 19, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a retired Hall of Fame American football defensive tackle who played twelve seasons for the Chicago Bears from 1979 to 1990 in the National Football League. ... Keith Millard is a former American Football Defensive Tackle who played with the Minnesota Vikings (1985-1990), Green Bay Packers (1992), Seattle Seahawks (1992), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Dave Butz (born June 23, 1950 in Lafayette, Alabama) is a former American Football defensive lineman for the National Football League St. ... Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is a former linebacker in American football who played his entire career for the Chicago Bears in the NFL, after starring in college at Baylor University. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), nicknamed LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the NFLs New York Giants. ... Theodore (Ted) Paul Hendricks (born November 1, 1947 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) was an American football linebacker for the 1969 to 1973 Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts), 1974 Green Bay Packers and the 1975 to 1983 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... Andre Bernard Tippett (born December 27, 1959, in Birmingham, Alabama), is a former American football linebacker who played for the New England Patriots of the NFL. He went to the University of Iowa, where he was an All-American. ... Roger John Anderson (born February 14, 1956, Waukesha, Wisconsin) is a former American football player who played linebacker for the Green Bay Packers from 1978-89. ... Carl Banks (Born August 29, 1962) was a former National Football League linebacker who played for three teams from 1984 to 1995, the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. ... Michael James Haynes (Born:July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Melvin Carnell Blount (Born April 10, 1948 in Vidalia, Georgia) was a 5-time All Pro-Bowl defensive back with the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Frank Minnifield (born January 1, 1960, Lexington, Kentucky) is a former American football player who played defensive back for the Cleveland Browns from 1984-92. ... Lester Hayes played for the Oakland/LA Raiders. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kenny Mason Easley Jr. ... Deron Cherry is a former NFL strong safety who played for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Joey Browner (born May 15, 1960 in Warren, OH) is a former American Football strong safety for the Minnesota Vikings from 1983 until 1991. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Sean Landeta(BornJanuary 6,1962) is a National Football League punter with the St. ... Reginald Henry Roby (born July 30, 1961 in Waterloo, Iowa — died February 22, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee,) was an American-born National Football League punter and a three-time Pro Bowler. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker with the Atlanta Falcons. ... Gary Anderson (born July 16, 1959 in Parys, Free State, South Africa) is currently the NFLs career points scoring leader. ... Edward Peter Eddie Murray (born August 29, 1956 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a retired American football kicker. ... Billy Johnson, aka White Shoes, was a pro football player in the 1970s and 1980s. ... John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962 in Pennsauken, New Jersey) was an American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Michael Nelms (born April 8, 1955) is a former American Football defensive back and kick returner who played five seasons with the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1984. ... Rick Upchurch(Born in 1952) is former professional American Football player who played Wide Receiver for the Denver Broncos(1975-1983) in the National Football League. ... William Ernest Walsh (born November 30, 1931) is a former American football head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University. ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ...


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Bruce Smith (1792 words)
Bruce was full of bravado and swagger in his early days, he had his own "sack dance" and would hold his heart, ala Fred Sanford style after downing a quarterback, people inside and outside of football either loved him or hated him.
Bruce declared himself, "pro football's most dominating defensive force, better than Lawrence Taylor." Surprisingly, just before the Bills met the Giants in Super Bowl XXV that season (the first of four Super Bowls in a row for Bruce and the Bills), Taylor agreed that Bruce was the best defensive player in the NFL.
Bruce Smith was released by the Bills on a wintery Thursday, February 10, 2000, along with Andre Reed and Thurman Thomas as the Bills were millions of dollars over the NFL salary cap and needed to cut their aging heroes to get under the cap.
Bruce D. Smith (1325 words)
BRUCE D. Bruce David Smith, a world-renowned economist and dedicated teacher, died in Rochester, Minnesota on July 9, 2002, at the age of 47, after a long battle with colon cancer.
Bruce was well-known for his pioneering research on financial intermediation and its role in monetary theory and growth.
Bruce viewed economic history as a laboratory for understanding aspects of the theory of financial intermediation and monetary theory that he argued remain relevant for policy in the contemporary world.
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