Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith (February 28, 1945 - August 3, 2011) was a prominent collegiate and professional football player who later became an actor, appearing in various commercials and in comedic roles, most notable the Police Academy movie series. Smith was a two-time All-American (1965, 1966) at Michigan State and was on the squad for the famed “Game of the Century” on November 19, 1966 against Michigan State and Notre Dame – both undefeated, untied and ranked atop the national polls entering the contest. Early in the first quarter, Smith separated the shoulder of Notre Dame’s starting quarterback in a tackle, and the teams played to a 10-10 tie. The Baltimore Colts chose Bubba in the 1st round (1stoverall) of the 1967 NFL Draft, where he served as the team’s starting left defensive end for five seasons (1967-1971) and played in Super Bowl III (an upset loss to the New York Jets) and Super Bowl V, with the Colts winning the latter contest 16-13 over the Dallas Cowboys. Traded to the Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), he later played with the Houston Oilers (1975-1976) before injuries ended his career, having played in 111 games. Smith was selected All-Pro one year (1971) and went to two Pro Bowls (1970, 1971). After football, Smith was recruited as a pitchman for Miller Lite beer, often appearing with fellow NFL veteran Dick Butkus as inept golfers or polo players in a variety of TV spots. He gained a new fan base when he appeared in six Police Academy films as “Moses Hightower,” in addition to appearing in such television series as Married with Children, Blue Thunder, and Good Times.