Former Auburn All-American guard Zeke Smith has died at age 79, the school announced Friday.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) July 22, 2016
Smith helped the Tigers win the 1957 national championship and also was named a consensus All-American and the Outland Trophy winner a season later.
After leaving Auburn, Smith played for the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants.
The Tigers have presented the Zeke Smith Award to the team’s top defensive player annually since 1977.