So long, Hightower

Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith

NFL and movie great Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith, who has died at age 66, is now free to crush quarterbacks and Honda Civics in heaven. Let’s take a look at some of his most memorable work, both in the NFL and in his post-football career.

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

Until It Hurts (Bubba’s exercise video)

Married… with Children (Al Bundy vs. Spare Tire Dixon)

Baltimore Colts vs. Oakland Raiders (AFC Championship — January 3, 1971)

Smith (#78) knocked Raiders starting QB Daryle Lamonica out of the game (skip to the hit), and the Colts went on to a 27-17 victory. They advanced to Super Bowl V and beat the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13. Incidentally, it’s a proven fact that hits in the NFL are twice as vicious when narrated by John Facenda.

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