Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith


2/28/1945, Nacogdoches, Texas

Birth Name

Charles Aaron Smith


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Charles "Bubba" Smith was born 2-29-45 in Nacodoches, Texas to the legendary coach Willie Ray Smith, and his wife Georgia. Bubba went to Michigan State, and from there went to the Baltimore Colts. After a traumatic knee injury in Tampa Bay, he was transferred to the Oakland Raiders,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Bubba was the Grand Marshal in Michigan's 1986 Homecoming parade. He was welcomed with cheers of "Tastes Great", "Less Filling" and "Kill Bubba Kill".

    • Michigan State University retired Bubba's #95 in 2006.

    • Reggie Berry began Goals For Life; which is a non-profit organization that focuses on children who are at-risk at school. Reggie cited that inspiration for this project came from a time Bubba Smith was talking to him about how alcohol was the number one cause of deaths among teens.

    • Bubba participated in the 12th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge golf game on June 28th, 2011.

    • Bubba was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988. He considered it the crowning jewel of his college career.

    • Bubba was the #1 pick in the 1967 NFL Draft.

    • Bubba graduated from Charlton-Pollard High School in Beaumont, Texas.

    • Bubba was President and CEO of Vital Aircraft Company and Bubba's Casino & Sportsbook.

    • Bubba began his acting career in Miller Lite beer commercials. He later quit doing such commercials because he thought it gave the wrong image to children.

    • Bubba participated in the WPT Celebrity Invitational in May, 2011.

    • Bubba acted in the following films:

      Down 'n Dirty (2000)

      The Flunky (2000)

      Big Game XXVIII: Road Runner Vs. Coyote (2000)

      Drifting School (1995)

      Holy Matrimony (1994)

      The Silence of the Hams (1994)

      Fist of Honor (1993)

      My Samurai (1992)

      The Naked Truth (1992)

      Gremlins 2 (1990)

      The Wild Pair (1987)

      Black Moon Rising (1986)

      Police Academy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (1984-89)

    • Bubba was named to the NCAA All-American Teamtwice (1965,1966)

    • Bubba's favorite game he ever played in was the 1966 Michigan State vs. Norte Dame game. It was dubbed the game of the century.

    • Bubba's favorite movie he was ever in was Black Moon Rising.

    • Bubba Smith co-authored his memoirs that were titled Kill, Bubba, Kill in 1983.

    • Bubba Smith participated in two Pro-Bowls (1970,1971)

    • Bubba Smith only Super Bowl Championship came when he played with the Baltimore Colts in Superbowl V.

  • Quotes

    • On the demise of the Baltimore Colts

      Bubba Smith: I came to grips with it a long time ago that we wouldn't be remembered as the Baltimore Colts. I even went to Indianapolis and they said 'you're the ex-Indianapolis Colt.' I said, 'No, I'm an ex-Baltimore Colt.'

    • On winning SuperBowl V

      Bubba Smith: I knew I was supposed to be feeling good. Finally did it. World Champions. I wasn't feeling that way. I couldn't really feel as happy as I wanted to feel because I was supposed to look at my other ring from Super BowlIII and say, Well, I got two.' And I couldn't do it.

    • Onhis team, theColts, losing in SuperBowl III

      Bubba Smith: Until this day, they'll have that game on and I turn away right away.

    • Bubba Smith: If a nuclear bomb is ever dropped on the United States, the only things that will survive are Astroturf and coach Don Shula.

  • Bubba Smith is a former Pro Nfl star turned actor.

    There are a lot of former pro athletes who make the turn to acting but a lot of them can't act and have terrible careers like Brian Bosworth.

    Bubba for his time was a decent actor appearing in Tv shows like "Married with Children", "Blue Thunder" and movies like "Police Academy", "Charlie's Angels".

    He mostly played tough guys, but he could make them believable. He could also play the good guy very well like in "Police Academy", and "Blue Thunder". He also had a role in black Tv shows like "Good Times." He's not a household name, but he does stick out for being one of the better former athletes turned actor.moreless