Torrey Smith Announces His Retirement

Vinny & Haynie
September 13, 2019 - 10:25 am

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By Joe Schiller

After eight seasons in the NFL, Torrey Smith is hanging up the cleats. The former Ravens wide receiver announced his retirement via Twitter on Friday morning. 

Smith, a second-round pick out of the University of Maryland in 2011, spent four seasons in Baltimore, totaling 3,591 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns. Smith served as a deep-threat weapon for Joe Flacco and posted a career-high 1,128 yards during his 2013 campaign. He ranks third in all-time receiving yards in franchise history only behind Todd Heap and Derrick Mason. 

Smith signed a five-year $40 million deal with the San Fransisco 49ers in 2015 and spent two seasons in the Bay Area being released. He joined the Philadelphia Eagles, helping lead the team on a historic run to win the 2017 Super Bowl title. Smith then spent the 2018 season with the Carolina Panthers before being released in September. 

He tallied plenty of accolades on the field, but Smith was just as great of a player off the field than he was on it. His annual charity basketball game continued even after his departure from Baltimore and he was actively involved in many other facets in surrounding communities. 

Fittingly, Smith ended his retirement video saying: "Can't wait to begin the next phase of my life where my heart is and never left – Baltimore."