CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Steve Smith's locker is filled with dozens of boxes of new cleats, photos of his family, letters from fans and a small duffel bag containing a list Smith has carried with him for more than a decade.
On that list are the names of the NFL's top receivers -- guys like Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and James Lofton -- and where they stand in terms of career receiving yards.
Beneath it there's a note Smith wrote to himself that reads: Where will you be at the end?
Currently the Carolina received is 56 yards shy of 10,000 When Carolina plays at Tampa Bay Sunday Smith will be looking to join that list of receiving legends by becoming only the 35th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career yards receiving. He stands 56 shy of that mark.
It is a milestone not lost on Smith.
"It probably means more to me that it probably should," Smith acknowledged. "It's a moment where time stops and you get to be selfish. It's not selfish where it's out in the open, but it's where yo...