Ron Smith (defensive back)

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]

Ron Smith
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born:May 3, 1943
Died:June 2, 2013 (aged 70)
Denver, Colorado
Career information
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:139
Player stats at PFR


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

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