Bubba Smith passed away on Tuesday. An all-pro defensive end with the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers, Bubba will also be remembered for his role as Hightower in the Police Academy movies and for his series of Miller Lite commercials with Dick Butkus. He won his only Super Bowl with the Colts in 1970. He never wore the ring as he did not believe the performance in the game was anything else but sloppy.
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