The former NFL defensive star died on Wednesday.
September 2006 In this photo provided by Michigan State University, former Michigan State football player Bubba Smith raises his arms during a ceremony at which his jersey number was retired, in East Lansing, Mich. Smith, a former NFL defensive star who found a successful second career as an actor, died Aug. 3, 2011, in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death. John Gwillim/Michigan State University/AP Buy Photo