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September 25, 2011
Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens beat writer: The Ravens did exactly what an elite team should do to an overmatched opponent. They took control of the game early and broke the Rams' spirit in the first quarter. Obviously, Joe Flacco connecting with Torrey Smith for three touchdowns could have a huge impact going forward as the rookie was badly in need of a jolt of confidence, and the Ravens sorely needed to establish a downfield threat. It was an ideal tuneup for the Jets showdown next week.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is a proud new father. Smith's wife, Chanel, gave birth to a son on Friday. He's the couple's first child. The baby's name is Torrey Jeremiah Smith. "Torrey Jeremiah Smith is finally here!!!" Smith wrote on Twitter. " @ LibraLadii_ was a trooper...thanks for your prayers. " At the urging of his wife, Smith posted some baby pictures on Instagram: "I didn't want to pit up pics of the baby but after all she went through yesterday she wins," Smith wrote.
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By Matt Vensel | September 26, 2011
On Sunday, Torrey Smith flashed the fleet feet and natural ability that made him a 2011 second-round draft pick, scoring touchdowns on his first three NFL catches and finishing with five catches for 152 yards. Two games into his NFL career, one that started three months later than originally scheduled because of the lockout, the rookie out of Maryland was being scrutinized by fans and a few media members. After his eye-opening performance in the Ravens' 37-7 victory over the Rams, Smith will probably be under more pressure to make this kind of difference every week -- a totally unrealistic expectation.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
A day after he was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault for allegedly knocking his fiancée unconscious, Ravens running back Ray Rice and Janay Palmer got married. Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith said today that he visited Rice and Palmer after Friday's ceremony and they are "in a good place. " "Everyone knows that we're tight. I'm tight with Ray, I'm tight with Janay. He is like a brother to me and she's like a sister to me and my wife as well," Smith said at his charity basketball game.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has joked about cutting off his dreadlocks before but never  followed through with it. Even getting pulled down to the ground by his hair two seasons ago by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones wasn't enough to convince Smith that he needed to get rid of them. However, Smith apparently has had a change of heart. He joked on his Twitter account earlier today that he was thinking about cutting his "locs. " When asked why, he wrote that he was "getting tired of them.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
In the off-season, when the Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith isn't trying to refinish his floors, he's lobbying Congress. The wide-receiver headed to Washington Wednesday with the hopes of convicing lawmakers to help America stop being so fat and sluggish. Smith was there, with a contigent of other star athletes, seeking support for the "Get America Moving" program. Leading the charge was the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, a group that apparently hopes America, as it "gets moving," buys a lot of balls, bats and cup protectors to do it. On Twitter Wednesday morning Smith, immediately after asking for recommendations for someone who can refinish wood floors at a good price, said the idea of Washington made him "feel important haha.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is a proud new father. Smith's wife, Chanel, gave birth to a son on Friday. He's the couple's first child. The baby's name is Torrey Jeremiah Smith. "Torrey Jeremiah Smith is finally here!!!" Smith wrote on Twitter. " @ LibraLadii_ was a trooper...thanks for your prayers. " At the urging of his wife, Smith posted some baby pictures on Instagram: "I didn't want to pit up pics of the baby but after all she went through yesterday she wins," Smith wrote.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2012
With a team-leading 13 receptions and three touchdowns of 20 yards or more, Torrey Smith has solidified his reputation as the Ravens' most productive deep threat this season. The wide receiver ranks fifth in the NFL with 17.9 average yards per catch and leads the team in touchdown receptions with seven. Smith caught a career-best seven balls for 144 yards in last Sunday's 16-13 overtime win against the San Diego Chargers. This Sunday, Smith faces a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has troubled him in the past.
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By Matt Vensel | August 23, 2011
You might have heard rumblings that there was an earthquake in the area today. I doubt that anyone was more frightened than Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, who panicked when the ground started shaking as he filmed a spot for Maryland football at the Ravens' practice facility in Owings Mills. Here's the video:
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By Matt Vensel | April 23, 2013
Ray Rice was one of three Ravens who took a break from the team's offseason workout program Tuesday to chat with reporters. He appeared to be wearing black pajama pants, so maybe a nap was next on his agenda. Before he took off, he was asked about Torrey Smith, who is expected to be the team's top receiver in 2013. In his second NFL season, Smith caught 49 passes for 855 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. His 17.4 yards-per-catch average was among the highest in the league in 2012.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - When Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith arrived at Maryland's Comcast Center on Saturday afternoon, he noticed a large group of fans standing outside in the rain waiting to enter. It was further affirmation of just how much his annual celebrity basketball game had grown. An announced 4,493 attended the “Battle of the Beltway” all-star game, which pitted Smith's Ravens team against a Washington Redskins squad led by linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. The Ravens won, 63-61, on Jacoby Jones' tip-in of a miss by San Francisco 49ers star Anquan Boldin with four seconds to play in overtime.  Proceeds of the game benefitted the Torrey Smith Foundation and Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better Foundation . “It's still kind of surreal, in a lot of ways,” said Smith.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2014
New Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is confident. But if you listen to every interview that he's done since signing with the team, it's clear that he wants everybody to know that he doesn't view himself as the final piece to the Ravens' puzzle. The 34-year-old has been refreshingly honest about the fact that he's in the twilight of his career. He's acknowledged that he's no longer a No. 1 receiver at this stage, and he admitted that one of the draws of signing with the Ravens was that they have several established players on offense - he specifically mentioned Torrey Smith , Jacoby Jones and Ray Rice - so there's not as much pressure on him. Then, when he spoke about Gary Kubiak's offense with the Houston Texans, he said he saw himself not in the role of perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson , but in the role of Kevin Walter , who never caught more than 65 passes in a season.
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Mike Preston | March 17, 2014
The next move is up to quarterback Joe Flacco. Right now, the Ravens have their best receiving corps since the early days of the franchise when receivers like Michael Jackson, Derrick Alexander and Jermaine Lewis were around. If the Ravens bolster their offensive line, which they will, they might get Flacco back to his 2012 form when he completed 317 of 531 passes for 3,817 yards and 22 touchdowns during the regular season. Flacco was exceptional that postseason, connecting on 73 of 126 passes for 1,140 yards and 11 touchdowns as the Ravens won the Super Bowl and Flacco was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
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Mike Preston | March 14, 2014
While free-agent wide receiver Steve Smith was in town visiting the Ravens, they rolled out the red carpet. He had a nice dinner, an evening on the town, and private meetings with general manager Ozzie Newsome, coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. Apparently, Smith was impressed, as he signed with the Ravens and canceled visits or negotiations with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers. The Ravens are in Phase III of trying to rebuild a serious playoff contender, and Smith, despite being 34, has filled a major need.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Jacoby Jones was in the middle of his free agent visit with the New York Giants Wednesday when he had an epiphany. “Honestly, when I was up in New York, I was walking around and I think I came to my senses really,” Jones said Thursday after signing a four-year contract with the Ravens that could be worth as much as $14 million. “It wasn't about money. It was the fact that this is probably the one place that would let me be myself, the city, the state, the organization, the coaches.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
National draft analysts have released a wave of new mock drafts after the NFL scouting combine wrapped up last week, but we continue to see many of the same names -- especially Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Eric Ebron -- linked to the Ravens at pick No. 17 with few exceptions. Baltimore Sun reporter Matt Vensel takes a look at which prospects are being "mocked" to the Ravens: Dane Brugler, CBS Sports: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M . “The Ravens have deep threats at receiver with Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown, but could use a larger, more physical talent for Joe Flacco to target,” Brugler wrote.
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By Matt Vensel | May 17, 2011
When I chatted with former Terps wide receiver Torrey Smith on Monday about his future with the Ravens , I had to get his take on the retirement of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams. The legendary men's coach surprisingly called it quits two weeks ago and the school scrambled to hire Mark Turgeon a few days later. Smith says Williams' fist pumps will be missed. "Gary was a great friend of the football program and he’s a great coach," said Smith, who can hold his own on the court . "I’m sure everyone’s going to miss that fist pump.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 23, 2011
The honors keep coming in for Ravens rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith. Smith today was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week after he caught six balls for 165 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens 31-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. The second-round pick out of the University of Maryland set a Ravens' rookie record for most receiving yards in a game when he caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco early in the fourth quarter to give the home team a 31-17 lead against the Bengals.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Longtime NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon is creating a board game to teach money management and other life skills to kids. Arizona Cardinals long snapper Mike Leach and his wife, Julie, are developing a product to help parents toilet train their toddlers. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress has introduced a line of colorful, luxury socks. The budding entrepreneurs just need a little coaching - and not the sort involving the shriek of whistles - to assist them with such things as marketing, branding and contracts.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith spent several hours today at Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School where he dedicated a literary oasis for its students. Smith, whose foundation created the room in partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs, spoke about the importance of education, celebrated honor roll members and then read to a select group of first to third graders after helping to cut the ceremonial ribbon for “Torrey's Reading Oasis.” The event was a nice deviation for the Ravens after the negative attention on the team following the recent arrests of running back Ray Rice and wide receiver Deonte Thompson.
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