|Date of birth:||June 17, 1949|
|Place of birth:||Savannah, GA|
|Date of death:||January 22, 2004(aged 54)|
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8|
|New Orleans Saints|
|Playing stats at|
Royce Lionel Smith (June 17, 1949 – January 22, 2004) is a former professional American football guard who was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the first round (8th overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft. He played in the National Football League for just 5 seasons. He appeared in most games during these seasons but was unable to force his way into the starting lineup.
- ↑ "Ex-Georgia Standout Royce Smith Dies". Rome News-Tribune. January 24, 2004. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Wf4vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xjsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4871,6514933&dq=royce-smith&hl=en. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
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