Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Rest in Peace Bubba Smith (Hightower)
Former NFL great and Police Academy star died today. For those that don't remember, Bubba Smith was a 2 time pro bowler and helped The Baltimore Colts beat The Cowboys in Super Bowl 5.
After removing himself from the gridiron though is perhaps where his most memorable appearances came, Police Academy. The 6 foot 7 athlete turned actor played the aptly named Hightower in the series. Despite his massive scary frame, he was very loveable and you just wanted to hug him.
As an avid football fan, and a fan of great 80's movies, I am saddened by this. With that said, I'll now go watch Citizens on Patrol.