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Ronald 'Ron' Smith


Ron Smith

Date of Birth: May 3, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: June 2, 2013, in Denver, Colorado (70 years old)


Chicago Tribune - Published 06/03/13

Ron Smith died while at a hospice in Denver, Colorado after a brief battle with

lung cancer.

Did you know?

Ron Smith was nicknamed "The Gingerbread Man" because of his quickness and speed.



1965 Chicago Bears (NFL)

1966 Atlanta Falcons (NFL)

1967 Atlanta Falcons (NFL)

1968 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1969 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)

1970 Chicago Bears (NFL)

1971 Chicago Bears (NFL)

1972 Chicago Bears (NFL)

1973 San Diego Chargers (NFL)

1974 Oakland Raiders (NFL)


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