Royce Smith

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Royce Smith
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-06-17)June 17, 1949
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Date of death: January 22, 2004(2004-01-22) (aged 54)
Place of death: Claxton, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Savannah (GA) Groves
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 1972 for the New Orleans Saints
Last played in 1976 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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Royce Lionel Smith (June 17, 1949 – January 22, 2004) was a professional American football guard who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (8th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft.[1] He played in the National Football League for just 5 seasons. He appeared in most games during these seasons but was unable to force his way into the starting lineup.


  1. ^ "Ex-Georgia Standout Royce Smith Dies". Rome News-Tribune. January 24, 2004. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 

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