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  • 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.

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