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5 Things You May Not Know About Torrey Smith

Posted Jul 23, 2013

Torrey Smith is into politics, is a nasty dunker and was nicknamed the 'Microwave King.'


We've had a resounding response to our "5 Things You May Not Know" series, but the Ravens' first full training camp practice is scheduled for tomorrow and it's time to wrap it up to focus more on football.

For the final time of the offseason, let's into dig into the files of some of the Ravens' most popular players to see what fans may or may not know about their favorites.

We've done quarterback Joe Flacco, linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and running back Ray Rice. Last in our series is wide receiver Torrey Smith:

He's into politics

A criminal justice major at the University of Maryland, Smith has somewhat gotten into politics. He was an intern for Maryland U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D) this past March. Then he and Ravens Team President Dick Cass rubbed elbows with lawmakers when delivering the Lombardi Trophy to the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis.

He's a dog lover

A number of Ravens players are into their pets. Smith takes it to another level. He often posts pictures of his dogs, Prince and Momma. He adopted them from the Baltimore Animal Care and Rescue Shelter (BARCS), where he is very active and even had donations sent to them in lieu of wedding gifts. Smith also was part of the "Show Your Soft Side" animal care campaign.

He's a pretty nasty dunker

Smith was a good basketball player at Stafford High School (Va.). Here's a high school highlight video of Smith dunking on a whole bunch of kids. Smith hasn't let the skill fade, as he showed it off in a college dunk contest when he put his arm in the rim, and then again at his annual charity basketball game.

He's never drank  alcohol

Smith enjoys a good party, but chooses not to drink or smoke. He attests that he never has. When people didn't believe him, Smith tweeted, "Why do folks think I'm lying about drinking and smoking haha I had a great college experience completely sober…it's not hard at all." He often tweets with hastag #teamsober.

He's the oldest of seven siblings, nicknamed the "Microwave King"

Smith largely raised his six younger siblings. When he was just four years old, Smith would make breakfast for his siblings, dragging a chair across the kitchen floor so he could reach the microwave. He became known as the "Microwave King." As a 7-year-old kid, he changed diapers, did laundry and dressed his younger brothers.

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