Sometimes it is difficult to believe that Ravens receiver Torrey Smith is just 24 because he has already experienced a lifetime of tragedy and jubilation. Smith helped raise six younger siblings as his mom went to school during the day and worked at night. But he still became a star at Maryland, earned his college degree and got drafted by Baltimore. He was living his NFL dream when his brother Tevin died in a motorcycle accident early last season. Torrey absorbed that emotional body blow and then achieved the ultimate for a pro football player by winning the Super Bowl. Given his experience, it is easy to see why Smith has a broad perspective of life that extends beyond football.
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