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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 28: Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers waves to some fans in the crowd before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on September 28, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Carolina Panthers won the game 24-9. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said the reason he's been able to play 12 years in the NFL is because he never allowed himself to get complacent. The 34-year-old Smith said complacency leads to laziness- and lazy is one thing he's not. He said he's tried to treat every day in the NFL as if it's his first and he has something to prove. Smith said earlier this week of his legacy, ''A lot of people can say, `Well, he did this. He punched a guy. He did that. He's this, he's that. But one thing you'll never say about me is I didn't work. I'm going to work.'' Smith was referring to a career that has had its share of highlights and a few moments he'd father forget. He's led the Panthers in yards receiving in 10 of the past 12 seasons - he missed 15 games in 2004 because of a broken leg - and is the franchise's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He's played in a Super Bowl, two NFC title games and five Pro Bowls. But he's also had moments where his toug...
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