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Ron Smith (defensive back)

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Position: 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: 1965
Career history
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Interceptions: 13
Touchdowns: 6
Games played: 139
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Ronald "Trousers" Smith (May 3, 1943 – June 2, 2013) was an American football defensive back and return specialist. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for ten season with five 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]


  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (2013-06-03). "Former Bear Ron Smith passes away". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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