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Encyclopedia > Bubba Smith
Bubba Smith
Date of birth February 28, 1945
Place of birth Flag of United States Orange, Texas
Position(s) Defensive end
College Michigan State
NFL Draft 1967 / Round 1/ Pick 1
Pro Bowls 2
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Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete. He was a professional football player in the 1960s and 1970s who became an actor in the late 1970s. Born in Orange, Texas, he attended high school in Beaumont, Texas. He is well known for his tremendous size at 6 ft 7 in (2 m) and 260 lbs (118kg). February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... 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). ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... 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 1967 National Football League Draft was the first year in which the NFL and AFL held the first joint draft of college players. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... The ball used in American football has a pointed oval shape, and usually has a large set of stitches along one side. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Jefferson County  - Mayor Guy Goodson Area    - City 222. ...

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College athlete

Smith played college football at Michigan State University. He was awarded with All-America honors in 1965 and 1966. In his senior season, he played in the "Game of the Century" (a 10–10 tie at home against the University of Notre Dame). Michigan State finished 2nd in the voting for the National Championship, behind Notre Dame. In 1988, Smith was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Smith was a popular athlete at Michigan State, earning the slogan "Kill Bubba Kill." A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Tie has a few valid meanings, including: A necktie is a piece of cloth hanging around the neck for fashion. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


Michigan State retired his number 95 jersey on September 23, 2006, prior to the Spartans' home game against Notre Dame, amid repeated cheers of his old slogan from the student section. This game also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the "Game of the Century". September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The phrase Game of the Century refers to several contests in the history of college football in the United States. ...


Professional football player

Smith spent nine seasons in the NFL as a defensive end. He was the first overall selection in the 1967 NFL draft, chosen by the Baltimore Colts. The Colts won Super Bowl V at the end of the 1970 season, earning Smith his only Super Bowl ring. However, in interviews, he has stated that he never wears the ring, as it was seen as a "sloppy" game by many. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders before the 1972 season, and finished his career with the Houston Oilers. He was selected All-Pro one year, All-Conference two years, and went to two Pro Bowls. For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Super Bowl Ring is an award in the National Football League given to players and coaches of the team that wins the leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


Professional actor

After leaving professional football, Smith began his acting career in small movie and television roles in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is perhaps best known for his role as Moses Hightower in the Police Academy film series, a role he has reprised in all but one of the Police Academy sequels. He is the long time spokesman of Baltimore area law firm Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg. Smith starred in the short-lived television series Blue Thunder, partnering with fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive star Dick Butkus. He was also a part of the successful Miller Lite beer advertising campaign demonstrating "the easy opening can". Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Captain Harris, Tackleberry, and Proctor in Sweden 1989 to promote Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. ... Captain Harris, Tackleberry, and Proctor in Sweden 1989 to promote Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2], B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. ... Blue Thunder was a 1984 ABC TV series based on the movie of the same title. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Richard Marvin Dick Butkus (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ...


Personal

His brother, Tody, played collegiately for the University of Southern California and professionally for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers, and Buffalo Bills. Tody Smith (born December 24, 1948, in Orange, TX, died 1999) was an American football defensive lineman. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, light blue, Red, light Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Bubba Smith (3410 words)
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete.
In Bubba's senior year, the school was 11-0, and college recruiters beat down the doors at the Smith household until Bubba decided to attend Michigan State University.
Bubba stayed with the Colts through the 1972 season and racked up some impressive statistics: He played in the NFL championship game in 1968 and the Super Bowl in 1969 and 1971.
Bubba Smith - BR Bullpen (1196 words)
Bubba Smith found himself with a fourth organization for his fourth crack at AA in 1996.
Smith made the All-Star team at DH and was Player of the Year in the Texas League.
Bubba was promoted to AAA in 1997 - at an age (27) when many players were hitting their prime, Smith was finally coming close to the majors.
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