Royce Smith
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Personal information
Born:(1949-06-17)June 17, 1949
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died:January 22, 2004(2004-01-22) (aged 54)
Claxton, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Savannah (GA) Groves
NFL draft:1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Player stats at PFR

Royce Lionel Smith (June 17, 1949 – January 22, 2004) was an American professional football player who was a guard for five seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (8th overall) of the 1972 NFL draft.[1] 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.