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Steve Smith, Sr.
WR #89
Height:
5-9
Weight:
195
Age:
35
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
14

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
38
YDS
640
AVG
16.8
TDS
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 874 12,837 14.7 80 71 57 387 6.8 39 2 33 14
2014 BAL 7 7 38 640 16.8 80T 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 CAR 15 15 64 745 11.6 44 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 16 73 1,174 16.1 66 4 3 27 9 15 0 1 1
2011 CAR 16 16 79 1,394 17.6 77T 7 6 56 9.3 23 0 3 2
2010 CAR 14 14 46 554 12 39 2 1 9 9 9 0 3 2
2009 CAR 15 15 65 982 15.1 66 7 5 22 4.4 17 0 1 0
2008 CAR 14 14 78 1,421 18.2 65T 6 5 40 8 23 0 1 1
2007 CAR 15 15 87 1,002 11.5 74T 7 9 66 7.3 22 0 1 1
2006 CAR 14 14 83 1,166 14 72T 8 8 61 7.6 24T 1 2 0
2005 CAR 16 16 103 1,563 15.2 80T 12 4 25 6.3 20T 1 2 1
2004 CAR 1 1 6 60 10 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CAR 16 11 88 1,110 12.6 67T 7 11 42 3.8 14 0 5 0
2002 CAR 15 13 54 872 16.1 69 3 1 -4 -4 -4 0 5 2
2001 CAR 15 1 10 154 15.4 33 0 4 43 10.8 39 0 8 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 CIN L 16-23 7 118 16.9 80 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 PIT W 26-6 6 71 11.8 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CLE W 23-21 5 101 20.2 32 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 CAR W 38-10 7 139 19.9 61 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @IND L 13-20 5 34 6.8 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
6 @TB W 48-17 5 110 22 56 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 ATL W 29-7 3 67 22.3 49 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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Steve Smith, Sr. signed with the Ravens (three-year contract) on 3/14/14...Released by Carolina on 3/13/14...Signed to a contract extension by Carolina on 4/10/12...Placed on injured reserve (arm) by Carolina on 1/1/10...Reinstated to roster by Carolina on 9/15/08...Signed to a contract extension by Carolina on 5/8/07...Placed on injured reserve (leg) on 10/27/04...Signed by Panthers to a contract extension on 3/1/04...Was originally selected by Carolina in the third round (74th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft on 4/21/01.

HONORS

  • Five-time Pro Bowler (2001, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011)
  • Two-time first-team All-Pro (2001, 2005)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2008)
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2005)
  • Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
  • NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year (2005)
  • PFWA NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Month (Oct., 2005)
  • NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 14, 2002)

CAREER

  • Is the Carolina Panthers’ all-time leader in receptions (836), receiving yards (12,197) and receiving TDs (67)
  • Smith’s 75 total TDs (67 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush) are also a Carolina franchise record
  • Led the NFL with career highs in receptions (103), receiving yards (1,563) and receiving TDs (12) in 2005
  • Enters 2014 having made a catch in 106-consecutive games
  • One of two players (Tim Brown) in NFL history to record at least 800 receptions and score a receiving TD, rushing TD, PR-TD and KOR-TD

2013: (with Carolina – 15/15, 1/1) Finished second on the team with 64 catches for 745 yards and 4 TDs...Became the 29th player in NFL history to produce 800 career receptions and the 22nd to compile 12,000 career receiving yards...Extended his Carolina team-record consecutive games with a catch streak to 106...Missed the final game of the regular season due to an ankle injury suffered in Week 15

  • Reached 12,000 career receiving yards as part of a 5- reception, 69-yard day in game 11 at Mia. (11/24)
  • Notched his 800th-career reception on a 19-yard TD, part of a 5-reception (69 yards) day in game 6 vs. STL (10/20)
  • Started and posted 4 catches for 74 yards and 1 TD in the NFC Divisional Playoff vs. SF (1/12/14)...Smith’s 31-yard TD reception in the second quarter represented the 75th TD catch of his career in the regular or postseason, making him the 16th player in NFL history with at least 10 postseason TDs

2012: (with Carolina – 16/16) Led the Panthers with 73 receptions and 1,174 yards and became the 27th player in NFL history to amass 11,000 career receiving yards...Attained 1,000 yards receiving for the seventh time in his career and the second-consecutive season...Compiled at least 100 yards receiving in five games

  • Recorded a season-high-tying 7 receptions for 109 yards in game 13 vs. Atl. (12/9)
  • Pulled in 5 receptions for a season-high 120 yards and 1 TD in game 12 at KC (12/2)
  • Netted 3 receptions for 104 yards (34.7 avg.) in game 2 vs. NO (9/16)
  • Recorded 7 receptions for 106 yards in the season opener at TB (9/9)

2011: (with Carolina – 16/16) Earned his fifth Pro Bowl nod after becoming the Panthers’ all-time leader in catches and receiving yards and the 35th player in NFL history to accumulate 10,000 career receiving yards...Led the Panthers with 79 receptions for 1,394 yards and 7 TDs...Season average of 17.6 yards per catch ranks as the second-highest in Panthers team history, behind his record of 18.2 average in 2008...Reached 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the sixth time in his career, while generating six 100-yard receiving games

  • Netted a team-high 6 catches for 86 yards with a 12-yard TD to become the Panthers’ all-time leader with 699 receptions (Muhsin Muhammad - 696 from 1996-2004 and 2008-09) in the season finale at NO (1/1/12)
  • Produced 125 yards on a team-high 6 catches to become the 35th player in NFL history to total 10,000 receiving yards, finishing the game with 10,101 in game 13 vs. Atl. (12/11)
  • Posted a season-high-tying 8 receptions for a season-high 181 yards, including a long of 53, in game 4 at Chi. (10/2)...With his performance against the Bears, Smith became the Panthers’ all-time leading receiver with 9,414 yards (passing the 9,255 yards by Muhsin Muhammad)
  • Recorded a season-high 8 receptions for 178 yards and 2 TDs in the season opener at Ari. (9/11)
  • Started at WR and led the NFC with 118 receiving yards (including a 55-yard TD reception from former teammate Cam Newton) on 5 catches in the Pro Bowl (1/29/12)

2010: (with Carolina – 14/14) Led the Panthers in receptions and receiving yards for the sixth-consecutive season with 46 catches for 554 yards and 2 TDs...Marked his seventh season overall as team leader in receptions and eighth as team leader in receiving yards...Also returned 6 punts for 47 yards

  • Pulled in 3 receptions for 66 yards, including a 37-yard TD, which tied the team record for the most consecutive games with a touchdown reception (5) in game 2 vs. TB (9/19)
  • Posted 5 receptions for 75 yards, including a 19-yard TD catch to become the Panthers’ all-time leader with 51 receiving scores (breaking a tie with Muhsin Muhammad - 50 receiving TDs) in the season opener at NYG (9/12)

2009: (with Carolina – 15/15) Led the Panthers in receptions (65), receiving yards (982) and receiving TDs (7) despite missing the last game of the season after being placed on injured reserve (1/1/10)...Marked his sixth season as team leader in catches and seventh as team leader in receiving yards...Produced two 100-yard receiving games

  • Tallied season highs of 9 catches for 157 yards (32nd-career 100-yard receiving game), including a 42-yard TD, in game 14 vs. Min. (12/20)
  • Netted 4 receptions for 34 yards and 2 TDs, moving him into second place in team history with 46-career receiving TDs, breaking a tie with TE Wesley Walls in game 9 vs. Atl. (11/15)
  • Recorded his 31st-career 100-yard game, posting 131 yards on 8 receptions in game 2 at Atlanta (9/20)

2008: (with Carolina – 14/14, 1/1) Earned his fourth Pro Bowl nod (third as a WR) after leading the team with 78 receptions for 1,421 receiving yards (third in the NFL) and 6 TDs...Compiled eight 100-yard receiving efforts...Marked sixth season as the team leader in receiving yards and fifth as the team leader in catches...Recorded 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth-consecutive season...Set a Carolina team record with an 18.2 yards-per-catch average, bettering the previous mark of 17.2 by Patrick Jeffers in 1999

  • Posted a season-high-tying 9 receptions for 165 yards, including a 15-yard TD catch, in game 14 vs. Den. (12/14)
  • Netted 5 receptions for 117 yards and 2 TDs (18 and a season-long 65-yarder) in game 8 vs. Ari. (10/26)
  • Pulled in 6 receptions for 96 yards, including a 56-yard TD catch, in game 4 vs. Atl. (9/28)

2007: (with Carolina – 15/15) Led Carolina with 87 catches, 1,002 receiving yards and 7 TDs...Ranked seventh in the NFC and 15th in the NFL in receptions despite playing with four different starting QBs

  • Posted a season-high 10 receptions for 136 yards, including a 65-yard TD, in game 6 at Ari. (10/14)
  • Recorded 8 receptions for a season-high 153 yards and a career-high and franchise-record-tying 3 TDs in game 2 vs. Hou. (9/16)...Scored on catches of 7, 12 and 74 yards, which marked the then-second-longest of his career
  • Garnered 7 receptions for 118 yards, including a 68-yard TD catch, in the season opener at STL (9/9)

2006: (with Carolina – 14/14) Earned his third Pro Bowl nod (second as a WR), leading Carolina with 83 catches for 1,166 receiving yards and 9 total TDs (8 receiving and 1 rushing), including four 100-yard receiving games...Tied for seventh in the NFC in receptions, ranked sixth in receiving yards and tied for fifth in TD catches

  • Netted 7 receptions for 85 yards and a season-high 2 TDs in the season finale at NO (12/31)
  • Posted 8 receptions for a season-high 189 yards, including a 72-yard TD catch, in game 6 at Bal. (10/15)

2005: (with Carolina – 16/16, 3/3) Earned his second Pro Bowl (first as a WR) and was named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year after he led the NFL and established franchise records with 103 catches for 1,563 yards and 12 TDs (second-highest total in Carolina franchise history)...Also served as team’s primary punt returner and averaged 10.6 yards on 27 returns with a long of 44...Registered a franchise record with nine 100-yard receiving games...Returned in 2005 after missing every game but the season opener in 2004 after suffering a broken left fibula versus Green Bay

  • Garnered 9 receptions for 131 yards, including a 42-yard TD, in the season finale at Atl. (1/1/06)
  • Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 14 receptions for 169 yards in game 10 at Chi. (11/20)
  • Totaled 11 receptions for a regular season career-high 201 yards and 1 TD in game 7 vs. Min. (10/30)
  • Posted 11 receptions for 170 yards and a career-high and franchise-record-tying 3 TDs in game 3 at Mia. (9/25)
  • Started all three postseason contests and established a then-NFL postseason record 27 receptions for 335 yards and 3 TDs (including a 12-catch for 218-yard performance in the Divisional Game), 4 rushing attempts for 38 yards and 1 TD and 3 PRs for 58 yards, including a 59-yard TD

2004: (with Carolina – 1/1) Started in the season opener and was inactive for the next five contests before being placed on injured reserve (broken leg) on 10/27

  • Notched 6 catches for 60 yards before suffering a broken left fibula while being tackled after a reception in the season opener vs. GB (9/13)

2003: (with Carolina – 16/11, 4/4) Led Panthers with 88 receptions (second-highest total of his career) for 1,110 yards and 7 TDs...Also recorded 44 PRs for 439 yards and 11 KORs for 309 yards in addition to rushing for 42 yards...His 1,900 combined net yards marked his third-consecutive season with at least 1,900 combined net yards and ranked as the third-highest total in team history...Became the fifth player in team history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season...All three of Smith’s 100-yard receiving games recorded during season occurred consecutively, equaling the second-longest streak in team history (Muhsin Muhammad, 1999)

  • Posted season highs in receptions (10), receiving yards (151) and long reception (67t) in game 6 vs. Ten. (10/19)
  • Pulled in 6 receptions for 103 yards, including a 52-yard TD, in game 5 at Ind. (10/12)
  • Started all four postseason contests, totaling 18 catches for 404 yards and 3 TDs, with a long reception of 70 yards...Gained 41 yards on 2 KORs, 15 yards on 4 PRs and 7 yards on 1 rushing attempt...Led the NFL in postseason receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage...Also led the league in third-down receiving with 7 receptions for 244 yards...His 404 receiving yards were the most recorded by a player during the postseason since 1988 when San Francisco’s Jerry Rice totaled 409 yards
  • Registered 4 receptions for 80 yards and 1 TD (a 39-yarder that was the Panthers’ first score) and had 1 KOR for 30 yards in Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England (2/1/04)

2002: (with Carolina – 15/13) Led the Panthers with 872 receiving yards, ranked second with 54 catches and tied for second with 3 TD catches...Served as the primary returner on special teams, registering 55 PRs for 470 yards (8.5 avg.) and 2 TDs, including a career-long 87-yarder...Recorded 26 KORs for 571 yards (22.0 avg.), with a long of 51 yards...Smith’s 16.1-yard per catch average ranked second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL among players with 50 or more receptions...His 1,909 combined net yards ranked seventh in the NFL

  • Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after generating a team-record 313 combined net yards, including 3 PRs for 153 yards and 2 TDs, 1 KOR for 16 yards and 5 receptions for 144 yards and 1 TD in game 13 vs. Cin. (12/8)...Became the only NFL player in 2002 to record 2 PRs for a TD and second player in NFL history to record 2 PRs for a TD and a TD reception in the same game
  • Totaled 5 receptions for 116 yards, 5 PRs for 31 yards and 2 KORs for 39 yards in game 4 at GB (9/29)

2001: (with Carolina – 15/1) Earned his first Pro Bowl nod as a returner (was the only rookie elected to the Pro Bowl) after posting 56 KORs for 1,431 yards (25.6 avg.) and 2 TDs...Also recorded 34 PRs for 364 yards (10.6 avg.) and 1 TD...Contributed 10 receptions for 154 yards and 4 carries for 43 yards...Was the only player in the NFL in 2001 to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD as well as the lone player to produce 3 combined kick returns for a TD...That figure tied for the second highest in NFL history and was one shy of the NFL record

  • Recorded 7 KORs for 252 yards (36.0 avg.), including a careeer-long 99-yard TD return, in game 10 at STL (11/11)...Also had 1 PR for 15 yards and a rush for 2 yards
  • Totaled 217 yards, including 5 PRs for 102 yards (20.4 avg.) and 1 TD, 4 KORs for 104 yards (26.0 avg.) and 1 reception for 11 yards, in game 5 vs. NO (10/14)
  • Posted 3 KORs for 134 yards (44.7 avg.), including a 93-yard TD return, 3 PRs for 25 yards and 1 reception for 16 yards in the season opener at Min. (9/9)

COLLEGE

Two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection at Utah after finishing his Utes career with 78 catches for 1,603 yards and 12 TDs and averaged 11.9 yards on 72 PRs for 860 yards and 4 TDs and 22.0 yards on 23 KORs for 505 yards...Left as the school’s all-time leader with a 20.6-yard per catch average, tied for first with 4 PR-TDs and ranked second with 860 PR yards...All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection at WR after pulling in 35 receptions for 743 yards (21.2 avg.) and 4 TDs, including 3 scoring catches of more than 60 yards as a senior in 2000...Also netted 43 PRs for 365 yards (8.5 avg.) and 1 TD, adding 17 KORs for 366 yards...Ranked second in the conference with an average of 147.5 all-purpose yards per contest....Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a returner and a second-team choice at WR as a junior in 1999 in his first season at Utah...Led the conference with an average of 140.5 all-purpose yards per game...Recorded a team-high 43 catches for 860 yards and 8 TDs...Ranked fifth in the nation with a school-record 17.1 yard PR average on 29 returns for a school-record 495 yards and 3 TDs...Also posted 6 KORs for 169 yards (28.2 avg.)...Second-team All-Western State Conference South selection at Santa Monica Junior College as a sophomore in 1998...Registered 54 receptions for 847 yards and 13 TDs...Averaged a conference-best 32.8 yards on 8 KORs for 262 yards and 1 TD...Earned All-Conference honorable mention recognition after posting 29 catches for 259 yards and 2 TDs as a freshman in 1997.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL

Prepped at University (Los Angeles, CA) HS and was a letterman in football and track & field...Was an All-Metro League selection as well as an All-California Interscholastic Federation selection as a WR and DB in football...Was also named as an All-City selection as a high-hurdler and also excelled in the triple jump and 300-meter hurdles...Steve and his wife, Angie, have three sons, Peyton (16), Boston (9) and Steve, Jr. (newborn) and one daughter, Baylee (13).

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Steve Smith, Sr. signed with the Ravens (three-year contract) on 3/14/14...Released by Carolina on 3/13/14...Signed to a contract extension by Carolina on 4/10/12...Placed on injured reserve (arm) by Carolina on 1/1/10...Reinstated to roster by Carolina on 9/15/08...Signed to a contract extension by Carolina on 5/8/07...Placed on injured reserve (leg) on 10/27/04...Signed by Panthers to a contract extension on 3/1/04...Was originally selected by Carolina in the third round (74th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft on 4/21/01.

HONORS

  • Five-time Pro Bowler (2001, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2011)
  • Two-time first-team All-Pro (2001, 2005)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2008)
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2005)
  • Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
  • NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year (2005)
  • PFWA NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Month (Oct., 2005)
  • NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 14, 2002)

CAREER

  • Is the Carolina Panthers’ all-time leader in receptions (836), receiving yards (12,197) and receiving TDs (67)
  • Smith’s 75 total TDs (67 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush) are also a Carolina franchise record
  • Led the NFL with career highs in receptions (103), receiving yards (1,563) and receiving TDs (12) in 2005
  • Enters 2014 having made a catch in 106-consecutive games
  • One of two players (Tim Brown) in NFL history to record at least 800 receptions and score a receiving TD, rushing TD, PR-TD and KOR-TD

2013: (with Carolina – 15/15, 1/1) Finished second on the team with 64 catches for 745 yards and 4 TDs...Became the 29th player in NFL history to produce 800 career receptions and the 22nd to compile 12,000 career receiving yards...Extended his Carolina team-record consecutive games with a catch streak to 106...Missed the final game of the regular season due to an ankle injury suffered in Week 15

  • Reached 12,000 career receiving yards as part of a 5- reception, 69-yard day in game 11 at Mia. (11/24)
  • Notched his 800th-career reception on a 19-yard TD, part of a 5-reception (69 yards) day in game 6 vs. STL (10/20)
  • Started and posted 4 catches for 74 yards and 1 TD in the NFC Divisional Playoff vs. SF (1/12/14)...Smith’s 31-yard TD reception in the second quarter represented the 75th TD catch of his career in the regular or postseason, making him the 16th player in NFL history with at least 10 postseason TDs

2012: (with Carolina – 16/16) Led the Panthers with 73 receptions and 1,174 yards and became the 27th player in NFL history to amass 11,000 career receiving yards...Attained 1,000 yards receiving for the seventh time in his career and the second-consecutive season...Compiled at least 100 yards receiving in five games

  • Recorded a season-high-tying 7 receptions for 109 yards in game 13 vs. Atl. (12/9)
  • Pulled in 5 receptions for a season-high 120 yards and 1 TD in game 12 at KC (12/2)
  • Netted 3 receptions for 104 yards (34.7 avg.) in game 2 vs. NO (9/16)
  • Recorded 7 receptions for 106 yards in the season opener at TB (9/9)

2011: (with Carolina – 16/16) Earned his fifth Pro Bowl nod after becoming the Panthers’ all-time leader in catches and receiving yards and the 35th player in NFL history to accumulate 10,000 career receiving yards...Led the Panthers with 79 receptions for 1,394 yards and 7 TDs...Season average of 17.6 yards per catch ranks as the second-highest in Panthers team history, behind his record of 18.2 average in 2008...Reached 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the sixth time in his career, while generating six 100-yard receiving games

  • Netted a team-high 6 catches for 86 yards with a 12-yard TD to become the Panthers’ all-time leader with 699 receptions (Muhsin Muhammad - 696 from 1996-2004 and 2008-09) in the season finale at NO (1/1/12)
  • Produced 125 yards on a team-high 6 catches to become the 35th player in NFL history to total 10,000 receiving yards, finishing the game with 10,101 in game 13 vs. Atl. (12/11)
  • Posted a season-high-tying 8 receptions for a season-high 181 yards, including a long of 53, in game 4 at Chi. (10/2)...With his performance against the Bears, Smith became the Panthers’ all-time leading receiver with 9,414 yards (passing the 9,255 yards by Muhsin Muhammad)
  • Recorded a season-high 8 receptions for 178 yards and 2 TDs in the season opener at Ari. (9/11)
  • Started at WR and led the NFC with 118 receiving yards (including a 55-yard TD reception from former teammate Cam Newton) on 5 catches in the Pro Bowl (1/29/12)

2010: (with Carolina – 14/14) Led the Panthers in receptions and receiving yards for the sixth-consecutive season with 46 catches for 554 yards and 2 TDs...Marked his seventh season overall as team leader in receptions and eighth as team leader in receiving yards...Also returned 6 punts for 47 yards

  • Pulled in 3 receptions for 66 yards, including a 37-yard TD, which tied the team record for the most consecutive games with a touchdown reception (5) in game 2 vs. TB (9/19)
  • Posted 5 receptions for 75 yards, including a 19-yard TD catch to become the Panthers’ all-time leader with 51 receiving scores (breaking a tie with Muhsin Muhammad - 50 receiving TDs) in the season opener at NYG (9/12)

2009: (with Carolina – 15/15) Led the Panthers in receptions (65), receiving yards (982) and receiving TDs (7) despite missing the last game of the season after being placed on injured reserve (1/1/10)...Marked his sixth season as team leader in catches and seventh as team leader in receiving yards...Produced two 100-yard receiving games

  • Tallied season highs of 9 catches for 157 yards (32nd-career 100-yard receiving game), including a 42-yard TD, in game 14 vs. Min. (12/20)
  • Netted 4 receptions for 34 yards and 2 TDs, moving him into second place in team history with 46-career receiving TDs, breaking a tie with TE Wesley Walls in game 9 vs. Atl. (11/15)
  • Recorded his 31st-career 100-yard game, posting 131 yards on 8 receptions in game 2 at Atlanta (9/20)

2008: (with Carolina – 14/14, 1/1) Earned his fourth Pro Bowl nod (third as a WR) after leading the team with 78 receptions for 1,421 receiving yards (third in the NFL) and 6 TDs...Compiled eight 100-yard receiving efforts...Marked sixth season as the team leader in receiving yards and fifth as the team leader in catches...Recorded 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth-consecutive season...Set a Carolina team record with an 18.2 yards-per-catch average, bettering the previous mark of 17.2 by Patrick Jeffers in 1999

  • Posted a season-high-tying 9 receptions for 165 yards, including a 15-yard TD catch, in game 14 vs. Den. (12/14)
  • Netted 5 receptions for 117 yards and 2 TDs (18 and a season-long 65-yarder) in game 8 vs. Ari. (10/26)
  • Pulled in 6 receptions for 96 yards, including a 56-yard TD catch, in game 4 vs. Atl. (9/28)

2007: (with Carolina – 15/15) Led Carolina with 87 catches, 1,002 receiving yards and 7 TDs...Ranked seventh in the NFC and 15th in the NFL in receptions despite playing with four different starting QBs

  • Posted a season-high 10 receptions for 136 yards, including a 65-yard TD, in game 6 at Ari. (10/14)
  • Recorded 8 receptions for a season-high 153 yards and a career-high and franchise-record-tying 3 TDs in game 2 vs. Hou. (9/16)...Scored on catches of 7, 12 and 74 yards, which marked the then-second-longest of his career
  • Garnered 7 receptions for 118 yards, including a 68-yard TD catch, in the season opener at STL (9/9)

2006: (with Carolina – 14/14) Earned his third Pro Bowl nod (second as a WR), leading Carolina with 83 catches for 1,166 receiving yards and 9 total TDs (8 receiving and 1 rushing), including four 100-yard receiving games...Tied for seventh in the NFC in receptions, ranked sixth in receiving yards and tied for fifth in TD catches

  • Netted 7 receptions for 85 yards and a season-high 2 TDs in the season finale at NO (12/31)
  • Posted 8 receptions for a season-high 189 yards, including a 72-yard TD catch, in game 6 at Bal. (10/15)

2005: (with Carolina – 16/16, 3/3) Earned his second Pro Bowl (first as a WR) and was named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year after he led the NFL and established franchise records with 103 catches for 1,563 yards and 12 TDs (second-highest total in Carolina franchise history)...Also served as team’s primary punt returner and averaged 10.6 yards on 27 returns with a long of 44...Registered a franchise record with nine 100-yard receiving games...Returned in 2005 after missing every game but the season opener in 2004 after suffering a broken left fibula versus Green Bay

  • Garnered 9 receptions for 131 yards, including a 42-yard TD, in the season finale at Atl. (1/1/06)
  • Recorded a career-high and franchise-record 14 receptions for 169 yards in game 10 at Chi. (11/20)
  • Totaled 11 receptions for a regular season career-high 201 yards and 1 TD in game 7 vs. Min. (10/30)
  • Posted 11 receptions for 170 yards and a career-high and franchise-record-tying 3 TDs in game 3 at Mia. (9/25)
  • Started all three postseason contests and established a then-NFL postseason record 27 receptions for 335 yards and 3 TDs (including a 12-catch for 218-yard performance in the Divisional Game), 4 rushing attempts for 38 yards and 1 TD and 3 PRs for 58 yards, including a 59-yard TD

2004: (with Carolina – 1/1) Started in the season opener and was inactive for the next five contests before being placed on injured reserve (broken leg) on 10/27

  • Notched 6 catches for 60 yards before suffering a broken left fibula while being tackled after a reception in the season opener vs. GB (9/13)

2003: (with Carolina – 16/11, 4/4) Led Panthers with 88 receptions (second-highest total of his career) for 1,110 yards and 7 TDs...Also recorded 44 PRs for 439 yards and 11 KORs for 309 yards in addition to rushing for 42 yards...His 1,900 combined net yards marked his third-consecutive season with at least 1,900 combined net yards and ranked as the third-highest total in team history...Became the fifth player in team history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season...All three of Smith’s 100-yard receiving games recorded during season occurred consecutively, equaling the second-longest streak in team history (Muhsin Muhammad, 1999)

  • Posted season highs in receptions (10), receiving yards (151) and long reception (67t) in game 6 vs. Ten. (10/19)
  • Pulled in 6 receptions for 103 yards, including a 52-yard TD, in game 5 at Ind. (10/12)
  • Started all four postseason contests, totaling 18 catches for 404 yards and 3 TDs, with a long reception of 70 yards...Gained 41 yards on 2 KORs, 15 yards on 4 PRs and 7 yards on 1 rushing attempt...Led the NFL in postseason receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage...Also led the league in third-down receiving with 7 receptions for 244 yards...His 404 receiving yards were the most recorded by a player during the postseason since 1988 when San Francisco’s Jerry Rice totaled 409 yards
  • Registered 4 receptions for 80 yards and 1 TD (a 39-yarder that was the Panthers’ first score) and had 1 KOR for 30 yards in Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England (2/1/04)

2002: (with Carolina – 15/13) Led the Panthers with 872 receiving yards, ranked second with 54 catches and tied for second with 3 TD catches...Served as the primary returner on special teams, registering 55 PRs for 470 yards (8.5 avg.) and 2 TDs, including a career-long 87-yarder...Recorded 26 KORs for 571 yards (22.0 avg.), with a long of 51 yards...Smith’s 16.1-yard per catch average ranked second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL among players with 50 or more receptions...His 1,909 combined net yards ranked seventh in the NFL

  • Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after generating a team-record 313 combined net yards, including 3 PRs for 153 yards and 2 TDs, 1 KOR for 16 yards and 5 receptions for 144 yards and 1 TD in game 13 vs. Cin. (12/8)...Became the only NFL player in 2002 to record 2 PRs for a TD and second player in NFL history to record 2 PRs for a TD and a TD reception in the same game
  • Totaled 5 receptions for 116 yards, 5 PRs for 31 yards and 2 KORs for 39 yards in game 4 at GB (9/29)

2001: (with Carolina – 15/1) Earned his first Pro Bowl nod as a returner (was the only rookie elected to the Pro Bowl) after posting 56 KORs for 1,431 yards (25.6 avg.) and 2 TDs...Also recorded 34 PRs for 364 yards (10.6 avg.) and 1 TD...Contributed 10 receptions for 154 yards and 4 carries for 43 yards...Was the only player in the NFL in 2001 to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD as well as the lone player to produce 3 combined kick returns for a TD...That figure tied for the second highest in NFL history and was one shy of the NFL record

  • Recorded 7 KORs for 252 yards (36.0 avg.), including a careeer-long 99-yard TD return, in game 10 at STL (11/11)...Also had 1 PR for 15 yards and a rush for 2 yards
  • Totaled 217 yards, including 5 PRs for 102 yards (20.4 avg.) and 1 TD, 4 KORs for 104 yards (26.0 avg.) and 1 reception for 11 yards, in game 5 vs. NO (10/14)
  • Posted 3 KORs for 134 yards (44.7 avg.), including a 93-yard TD return, 3 PRs for 25 yards and 1 reception for 16 yards in the season opener at Min. (9/9)

COLLEGE

Two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection at Utah after finishing his Utes career with 78 catches for 1,603 yards and 12 TDs and averaged 11.9 yards on 72 PRs for 860 yards and 4 TDs and 22.0 yards on 23 KORs for 505 yards...Left as the school’s all-time leader with a 20.6-yard per catch average, tied for first with 4 PR-TDs and ranked second with 860 PR yards...All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection at WR after pulling in 35 receptions for 743 yards (21.2 avg.) and 4 TDs, including 3 scoring catches of more than 60 yards as a senior in 2000...Also netted 43 PRs for 365 yards (8.5 avg.) and 1 TD, adding 17 KORs for 366 yards...Ranked second in the conference with an average of 147.5 all-purpose yards per contest....Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a returner and a second-team choice at WR as a junior in 1999 in his first season at Utah...Led the conference with an average of 140.5 all-purpose yards per game...Recorded a team-high 43 catches for 860 yards and 8 TDs...Ranked fifth in the nation with a school-record 17.1 yard PR average on 29 returns for a school-record 495 yards and 3 TDs...Also posted 6 KORs for 169 yards (28.2 avg.)...Second-team All-Western State Conference South selection at Santa Monica Junior College as a sophomore in 1998...Registered 54 receptions for 847 yards and 13 TDs...Averaged a conference-best 32.8 yards on 8 KORs for 262 yards and 1 TD...Earned All-Conference honorable mention recognition after posting 29 catches for 259 yards and 2 TDs as a freshman in 1997.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL

Prepped at University (Los Angeles, CA) HS and was a letterman in football and track & field...Was an All-Metro League selection as well as an All-California Interscholastic Federation selection as a WR and DB in football...Was also named as an All-City selection as a high-hurdler and also excelled in the triple jump and 300-meter hurdles...Steve and his wife, Angie, have three sons, Peyton (16), Boston (9) and Steve, Jr. (newborn) and one daughter, Baylee (13).

 

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