You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

Ravens WR Smith beats defensive backs, adversity

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

OWINGS MILLS, MD. (AP) - Torrey Smith overcame a variety of obstacles to become the deep threat the Baltimore Ravens needed to make it to the Super Bowl.

Smith helped his single mother raise her six other children by working after school as a teenager. Early this season, his second with the Ravens, tragedy struck less than 24 hours before Baltimore faced New England on Sept. 23: Smith's younger brother, Tevin Jones, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Virginia.

Smith left the team to join his family, then returned to catch six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore's 31-30 victory.

Now Smith and the Ravens will play for the NFL championship against San Francisco this Sunday.

Smith has put his brother's death behind him, saying, "I'm just focused on playing football."

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player