Former Eagles' WR Torrey Smith announces his retirement after 8 National Football League seasons

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2019

Former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith announced his retirement from the National Football League on Friday. "To be completely honest, I've been preparing for it my entire career".

Smith was a second-round pick of the Ravens in 2011.

The Colonial Beach, Virginia, native emerged at Maryland in 2009, when he had 824 receiving yards as a redshirt sophomore. He also won a Super Bowl ring with the franchise before leaving for San Francisco in 2015.

Torrey Smith was released by the Panthers on September 1 and he won't be looking for a new place to play during the 2019 season. Smith made several notable catches during the playoffs, helping the Eagles to reach their ultimate goal. The next season, he had 67 catches for 1,055 yards - just the second Terps receiver ever to hit 1,000 yards in a single season - and surpassed LaMont Jordan's record for career all-purpose yardage.

Smith played for the Eagles during its 2017-18 Super Bowl-winning season and generated a lot of additional excitement locally due to his being in the community.

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