Wally Highsmith

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Wally Highsmith
Date of birth (1943-08-27) August 27, 1943 (age 73)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Offensive line
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg)
College Florida A&M
Career history
As player
1968–1969 Denver Broncos
1970–1971 Montreal Alouettes
1972 Houston Oilers
1973 Montreal Alouettes
1974–1975 Memphis Southmen
1976–1977 Toronto Argonauts
Honors Grey Cup Champion (1970)
Career stats

Walter "Wally" (Buzz) Highsmith (August 27, 1943) is a former American Football League, Canadian Football League, World Football League and National Football League offensive lineman and Grey Cup champion.

Highsmith started his career with the Denver Broncos of the AFL, playing 23 games in 2 seasons. He next played with the Montreal Alouettes for 2 years and 22 games, winning the Grey Cup championship in 1970. He then headed to the Houston Oilers of the NFL for a 1-year and 9 -game stay. 1973 saw him back in Montreal, playing only 1 game. The Memphis Southmen of the new WFL called, and he played 2 seasons with them. He finished his career back in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts, playing 21 games over 2 years.

Highsmith has also coached for Florida A&M, Texas Southern University, and the Toronto Argonauts.

Highsmith is the father of former NFL player Alonzo Highsmith and uncle of current former NFL player Ali Highsmith.


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