Just hours after learning of his brother’s death, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver turned in an emotional performance for the ages as his Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots in the Sunday Night Football game.
Just before midnight on Saturday night, Smith’s younger brother, Tevin, was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in Virginia. Torrey learned of his brother’s death around 2 AM on Sunday, yet told his team and coaches that he wanted to play. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told his receiver that it was entirely up to him as to if he felt he could play or not.
Smith knew that he wanted to play, but would only do so if he felt he could focus on the game and help his team win.
“Being a receiver, you have to have your mind clear,” Smith said. “You can’t have anything weighing on you. That’s going to cause you to drop the ball or have mistakes. I didn’t want to hurt my team.”
He did quite the opposite.
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