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Former UA football standout Warner Smith dead at 44

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Former Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman Warner Smith has died after a more than three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 44.
    
The university said Smith died Tuesday.
    
Smith was a four-year starter and senior team captain for Arizona and a two-time All-Pac-10 honoree as a guard.
    
During his career from 1991-1994, the Wildcats compiled a 28-18-1 overall record and appeared in three bowl games including the 1994 Fiesta Bowl when Arizona beat 10th-ranked Miami 29-0 to cap the program's first 10-win season.
    
School officials say Smith was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2014.
    
A native of San Manuel, Arizona, Smith is survived by his wife Becky, 6-year-old daughter Carlee and other family members.
    
Funeral plans are pending.

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