Royce Smith

Royce Smith
No. 64, 66
Position: Guard
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
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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 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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