Ron Smith
No. 84, 40, 41, 48, 27
Wide receiver,
Return specialist
Personal information
Born:(1943-05-03)May 3, 1943
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died:June 2, 2013(2013-06-02) (aged 70)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Career information
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:139
Player stats at PFR

Ronald "Trousers" Smith (May 3, 1943 – June 2, 2013) was an American football defensive back and return specialist. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for ten season with five teams: the Chicago Bears (1965, 1970–1972), the Atlanta Falcons (1966–1967), the Los Angeles Rams (1968–1969), the San Diego Chargers (1973), and the Oakland Raiders (1974). He was traded along with Jim Seymour from the Rams to the Bears for Dick Evey on September 1, 1970.[1] He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1972 season as a kick returner.

On June 2, 2013, Smith died in Denver, Colorado from lung cancer.[2]


  1. ^ Di Pietro, Bob. "Adderley Traded," United Press International (UPI), Wednesday, September 2, 1970. Retrieved October 31, 2020
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 3, 2013). "Former Bear Ron Smith passes away". Chicago Bears. Retrieved June 3, 2013.