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Tody Smith
Date of birth: December 24, 1948(1948-12-24)
Place of birth: Orange, Texas
Date of death: July 18, 1999 (aged 50)
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Organizations
 As player:
1971-1972
1973-1976
1976
Dallas Cowboys
Houston Oilers
Buffalo Bills
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Lawrence Edward Smith (December 24, 1948 – July 18, 1999) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League.

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High school career

Smith was a prep All-American at Charlton-Pollard High School in Beaumont, Texas.

College career

He played college football at the University of Southern California as a defensive tackle. Smith was a member of the original wild bunch. There is a statue of him and the other four at USC's Heritage Hall.

Professional career

Smith played in the National Football League from 1971 until 1976 with the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Oilers, and the Buffalo Bills. He played in Super Bowl VI in 1972 while he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Personal

Smith's brother is actor and former NFL Pro Bowler Bubba Smith. Like his brother, Tody appeared in a few films, including The Hollywood Knights. Smith was married to Chae Castillo, a professional model/actress. They have a 22-year-old daughter Rheo Smith, and a 17-year-old son Dakota Castillo-Smith, a 6'8" football player currently a senior at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, committed to USC.

Smith died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles in 1999.

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