Bubba Smith Dies

'I also love the easy-opening cans' - Bubba Smith, 1977

Football great Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith has died at the age of 66 in his Los Angeles home. Perhaps best-known in the 1980s for his portrayal of Moses Hightower in six Police Academy movies, Smith also made quite a name for himself in the 1970s.

Smith played defensive end with the Baltimore Colts (1967-71,) –which included a victory over the Cowboys in Super Bowl V–, Oakland Raiders (1973-74), and Houston Oilers (1975-76). After leaving the game, Smith appeared on 70s TV shows such as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (’78), Good Times (’78) and Charlie’s Angels (’79).

Many more will remember Bubba Smith from his long-running stint pitching Miller Light. Enjoy a fine example from 1977 below. Here’s to you, Bubba! We’ll raise a glass of milk on your behalf — seeing as how you didn’t actually drink alcohol.

Bubba Smith Wiki, IMDb, Bubba Smith Obit at the L.A. Times

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