Charles "Bubba" Smith, former American Football star turned actor, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday. He was 66.

He is believed to have died of natural causes, however the coroner's office has not made a final determination, said the police.

At 6 foot 7 inches, Smith played football for the Michigan State University and was the No. 1 NFL draft pick from the university in 1967.  He played for the Baltimore Colts, the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Oilers. Smith won a Super Bowl with the Colts in 1971 and was selected to the Pro Bowl twice.  

After his retirement in 1976, Smith pursued a career in acting and appeared in small movie and television roles in the late 70's and early 80's. He is best known for his role as Moses Hightower in the "Police Academy" movie series.  He also appeared on several Miller Lite commercials and enthralled audiences by ripping off the tops of "easy-opening" cans of beer.