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Former MSU Football Star Bubba Smith Dies At 66

Former Michigan State All-American defensive end Bubba Smith was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday at the age of 66. It's believed the cause of death was natural causes.

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Smith won All-American honors in 1965 and 1966 for Michigan State and was a popular athlete at the school. Smith's 1966 Spartans team went 9-0-1 and won the Big Ten championship, but lost the Rose Bowl. His No. 95 jersey was retired in 2006 by MSU and he is a 1988 member of the College Football Hall of Fame. 

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He was drafted first overall in the 1967 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts and played nine seasons. As a professional he helped Baltimore win Super Bowl V and was twice elected to the Pro Bowl.

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After retiring, Smith moved onto a small-time acting career, where he was known for his roles in the Police Academy series. His character is featured in all but one of the series' seven films.

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