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Former Baltimore Colt Bubba Smith dies at 66

Bubba Smith was the Colts No. 1 overall pick in 1967.

Former Baltimore Colt Bubba Smith was found dead Wednesday in his Los Angeles Home, according to police. He was 66.

Smith was selected No. 1 overall by the Colts in the 1967 draft and went on to play in two Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro selection in 1971. Smith played in 69 games for the Colts and recovered three fumbles. Otherwise he was in an era where no other stats, including tackles or sacks, were kept.

Smith was a major part to the Colts Super Bowl V victory in 1970. But the following season Smith got entangled in the chain of a down marker and suffered a horrible knee injury.

In 1972 he was traded to the Oakland Raiders before he finished his career with the Houston Oilers.

After his retirement the 6-foot-7 Smith went into acting, where he starred in Police Academy as Hightower.

No details of his death have been release but it has said to appear to be natural causes.

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