Wayne Smith (defensive lineman)

For the player born 1979, see Wayne Smith (offensive lineman).
Wayne Smith
No. 75
Date of birth (1950-01-24)January 24, 1950
Place of birth Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of death November 27, 2016(2016-11-27) (aged 66)
Place of death Halifax, Nova Scotia
Career information
CFL status National
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
Career history
As player
19691975 Ottawa Rough Riders
1976 BC Lions
19771979 Toronto Argonauts
19791980 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1980 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1972, 1974
CFL East All-Star 1972, 1974

Wayne Dennis Smith (January 24, 1950 – November 27, 2016) was a Canadian Football League defensive end who played twelve seasons for five different teams. He was a CFL All-Star two times and was on the Grey Cup winning team in 1969 and 1973. He died in his sleep at his home in Halifax over the weekend of the 104th Grey Cup in 2016.[1][2][3]


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