Torrey Smith has announced his retirement from the NFL. After eight seasons with four different clubs and two Super Bowl titles, the wide receiver announced his retirement in a video broadcast on social media on Friday. He concluded by saying that he plans to spend more time with his family and enjoy the remaining games he has left in the NFL.
Smith's retirement is not surprising given that he turned 30 earlier this year. The Virginia Beach native finished his career with 611 receptions for 9,543 yards and 58 touchdowns. Two of those scores came in Super Bowl LI when Smith helped the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.
He also returned kicks during his career and ranked third in NFL history with 28 total return yards in 2015. Smith started out his career with the Baltimore Ravens before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. He ended up playing two seasons with them before joining the Green Bay Packers in 2012. In 2014, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent but was released at the end of the season.
After failing to catch on with any team last year, it looks like Smith is retiring a Brooklyn Brave. He played only three seasons in New York City but managed to make an impact with his play. He caught 100 passes for 1,410 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2007 before being drafted #9 by the Ravens.
He also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Carolina Panthers. Torrey Smith has two Super Bowl rings, having won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens and Super Bowl LII with the Eagles.
Torrey Smith is a two-time Super Bowl winner, having won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens over the 49ers and Super Bowl LII with the Eagles over the New England Patriots... Torrey Smith
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Smith, who was selected to the NFL's All-Decade Team in the 1990s, concluded his 226-game career with the Arizona Cardinals. He finished his career with 18,355 yards and an NFL record 164 running touchdowns. In addition, he has 515 catches for 3,224 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is also first among running backs in both points scored (1,719) and attempts (924).
In addition, he owns most major single-season rushing records for running backs: 1,883 yards in 1994, 2,054 in 1995, and 1,947 in 1996. His final season was considered a disappointment by many people because he only managed to score seven touchdowns, but he still ended up with over 100 votes from your fellow players on their all-decade team.
Before becoming a professional runner, Smith lettered three times at Florida State University between 1988 and 1989. As a freshman, he started six games at wide receiver before moving back to defense where he played five more games before losing his starting job to Deion Sanders. As a sophomore, he started eight games at right guard before missing one game due to injury. As a junior, he started eleven games at left tackle before being sidelined again by injury.
After leaving Florida State, Smith went straight into the NFL draft. The Dallas Cowboys were looking for someone to replace Tony Dorsett, who had retired after just two seasons with the team.
The Baltimore Ravens were interested in bringing him back this offseason. Smith departed the Ravens when the 49ers extended him a five-year contract that he couldn't refuse. He'll make $17.5 million over that period of time.
He had been scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season. However, the 49ers can still sign him long term if they choose to do so.
In 2012, Smith had 92 catches for 1,247 yards and eight touchdowns. He spent his first seven seasons with the Ravens, where he became one of their top receivers.
Smith's departure leaves the Ravens without their No. 2 receiver for at least another year. That's a big loss for a team that hopes to rebound from its first non-playoff season since 1999. John Preston Williams is expected to fill that role this season.
Prior to joining the Ravens, Smith spent seven seasons with the Eagles, where he finished as one of the league's best receivers three times. He caught at least 75 passes each year during that span, including 110 receptions for 1,412 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012.
Smith's career high in catches per game is 13. He reached 100 catches in six seasons and 1,000 yards receiving in five campaigns.
Tevin Jones, Chris Smith, Troy Torrey Smith and Braca Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens played with a heavy heart against the New England Patriots on Sunday night. This occurred after the death of his 19-year-old brother, Tevin Chris Jones, although his final stat line would have you believe otherwise. Tevin Smith was found dead in his apartment on July 28th at 8:00 pm after failing to show up for work. He had been suffering from depression, but no other information is available.
Troy Tevin Smith was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with them before being traded to the Ravens where he finished out his career. In 42 games over those two years, he recorded 170 receptions for 2,527 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also returned kicks during his time with the Broncos.
Tevin Smith's body was discovered by his girlfriend when she went to check on him after he missed their scheduled meeting time. She called police who then entered the apartment building where they found Tevin Smith's body. He had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The entire Ravens team attended church service on Monday morning with many wearing black as a sign of respect. After the game, Coach John Harbaugh said it was "the hardest loss" he has ever felt as a coach. Quarterback Joe Flacco commented, "It's a tough one to swallow.
He won 134 games in his career, ranking second among quarterbacks without a Super Bowl ring and ranking ninth all-time. INDIANAPOLIS— After one year in Indianapolis, longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has chosen to retire. The four-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement on Monday.
Rivers, 36, led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs each season he was there, but they were never able to get past their first game. He threw for over 10,000 yards during his time with the Chargers and Rams, finishing his career with 14,308 yards. He also had a passer rating of over 100 in every season except one (2015 when it was 101.8).
In his career, Rivers completed better than 60 percent of his passes while throwing at least 20 touchdowns twice. He also had at least one interception in every game he played this decade except one (2012).
After going 16-21 as a starter in his early years with the Chargers, Rivers started turning things around when he moved to Los Angeles in 2003. From 2004 to 2015, he only lost more than three games once and finished with a record of 134-56 (.667 winning percentage).
In addition to being one of the most successful regular season players of all time, Rivers also had a strong post-season run.