Zeke Smith, American football player, Died at 79


Roger Duane “Zeke” Smith was born on September 29, 1936, and died on July 22, 2016.

He was a former American football player.

He Played as a linebacker, defensive end, and offensive guard.

He took part during the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants.

Zeke played college football at Auburn University where he was awarded the Outland Trophy in 1958.

Smith’s banner, along with four other Auburn greats, Bo Jackson, Pat Sullivan, Tracy Rocker and Carlos Rogers, was hanging outside Jordan-Hare Stadium in his honor.

Zeke Smith was drafted in the fourth round of the 1959 NFL Draft.

His lasted six pro years with the Colts, Giants, and Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in an injury-plagued career but he remains the standard by which all Auburn linemen are measured.

Zeke Smith passed away at 79 years old.