Torrey Smith Best Quotes

James Torrey Smith (born January 26, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Ravens in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Smith attended Stafford Senior High School in Stafford County, Virginia, where he played basketball and football. He accepted a scholarship to the University of Maryland, and redshirted his first year. In 2008, he set the Atlantic Coast Conference single-season kickoff return record with 1,089 yards after a 99-yard touchdown in the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. He ended the year with 24 catches for 336 yards and two touchdowns. In 2009, he surpassed his own mark and re-set the ACC single-season kickoff return record at 1,309 yards. That season, he amassed 2,129 all-purpose yards, the second-highest all-time mark for an ACC player. He earned many All-ACC honors following the season. A panel of scouts considered Smith a potential third- or fourth-round selection for the 2010 NFL Draft, but he decided to return to Maryland for his junior season. In 2010, Smith was named to the Paul Hornung Award and Biletnikoff Award watchlists before the season. That season, he set the ACC career kickoff return record. Smith chose to forgo his senior season to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, where the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the second round with the 58th overall pick. Enjoy Torrey Smith’s best quotes below.

Torrey Smith
“Obviously, the goal is to maximize my own potential, whatever that may be. That’s all I focus on.”
“I’m a human just like anyone else. We all have our problems that we deal with on and off the field. I’m thankful to have a beautiful wife and child that can help ease those problems when you come home.”
“Football is one of those games that definitely relates to life in a lot of ways. Everything can be going good, and just like that, you have a turnover. Things are going south, you’re going the opposite direction. How are you going to recover from it? That’s the beauty in this game.”
“I’m just working hard because I know that’s the way you can get things done. That’s how I’ve been able to be successful.”
“I have values I believe in and certain things I stand for.”
“They don’t draft you to sit there and stand on the sideline.”
“With the responsibility of being a professional athlete, I believe that it is on us to go out there and help people.”
“Some people, they feel like they have to change and try to go out and do this or do things for the cameras. I’m myself at all times, whether I’m at a grocery store or I’m speaking to a school. I want to be as levelheaded and down to earth as possible, because that’s who I am.”
“Education is the most important thing you can have.”
“I want to be known as a solid all-around receiver that’s fast, not a fast guy that plays receiver.”
“My teammates, they keep you focused.”
“I’m just a receiver. I don’t want to be labeled as a deep-threat guy, which is always going to happen because I’m always going to be able to run past people until I’m slow. I watch some guys who are very good at being deep threats, but it’s like people don’t respect them doing anything else.”
“I don’t want to be 50 years old and not know what’s going on with my kids and my grandkids.”
“I feel like I’m just like anyone else. I just happen to play football, and obviously with that comes responsibility, but I love that.”
“I speak up when it’s needed.”
“I never really had to deal with a death in the family, let alone my brother.”
“I’ve been playing football forever, and I’ve been making plays forever.”
“Just take care of yourself and eat right.”
“I’ve got a single mother.”
“In football, you’re like brothers.”
“My head is pretty small.”
“I just talk just to talk. I like to see what other people think. There’s some things somebody tweets me every day where I’m like, ‘Wow, I never thought of this issue that way.’ It starts great conversation with people who I would never get a chance to actually communicate with.”

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