Zeke Smith

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Zeke Smith
Personal information
Born:(1936-09-29)September 29, 1936
Walker Springs, Alabama
Died:July 22, 2016(2016-07-22) (aged 79)
Career information
NFL Draft:1959 / Round: 4 / Pick: 48
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 1
Pick: First Selections
(by the New York Titans)
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Roger Duane "Zeke" Smith (September 29, 1936 – July 22, 2016) was an American football player in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. He played college football at Auburn University where he was awarded the Outland Trophy in 1958. His banner, along with four other Auburn greats - Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan, Tracy Rocker and Carlos Rogers, is hanging outside Jordan–Hare Stadium in his honor. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1959 NFL Draft.[1]

Smith died on July 22, 2016. He was 79 years old at the time of his death.[2]


  1. ^ "Auburn". Helmet Hut. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Kevin Cunningham (July 22, 2016). "Zeke Smith, former Auburn OL and LB, passes away". Saturday Down South.