Torrey Smith information

Torrey Smith biography

Torrey James Smith (born January 26, 1989) is an American wide receiver punt return in the National Football League. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011 NFL Draft. Smith attended Stafford Senior High School in Stafford, 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 season record with 1,089 kickoff return yards after a touchdown pass of 99 yards during the 2008 Humanitarian Cup. He finished the year with 24 catches for 336 yards and two touchdowns. In 2009, it exceeded its own brand and re-set the ACC record for season punt return yards in 1309. This season, he earned all-purpose yards in 2129, the second biggest all-time mark for a player of the ACC. He received numerous awards All-ACC after the season.

A committee consisting of recruiters considered a potential option for Smith third or fourth round draft pick in the NFL in 2010, but decided to return to Maryland to its third final year. In 2010, Smith was appointed to the Paul Hornung Award watchlists and Biletnikoff Award preseason. This season, set the ACC record for career kickoff return. Smith decided to forgo his senior year to enter the 2011 NFL Draft, where the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the second round with the No. 58 overall pick.