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Ron Smith (defensive back)

Ron Smith
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-05-03)May 3, 1943
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Date of death: June 2, 2013(2013-06-02) (aged 70)
Place of death: Denver, Colorado
Career information
College: Wisconsin
Undrafted in 1965
Debuted in 1965
Last played in 1974
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Ronald "Trousers" Smith (May 3, 1943 - June 2, 2013) was a professional American football defensive back and return specialist in the National Football League. In his 10-year NFL career, Smith played for 5 teams: the Chicago Bears (1965, 1970–1972), the Atlanta Falcons (1966–1967), the Los Angeles Rams (1968–1969), the San Diego Chargers (1973), and the Oakland Raiders (1974). He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1972 season as a kick returner.

On June 2, 2013, Smith died in Denver, Colorado after a battle with lung cancer.[1]

References

External links

  • Return statistics
  • NFL.com player page
  • Oldest Living Pro Football Players - Ron Smith 2013 Necrology


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