Steve Smith is a former star NFL receiver that spent a majority of his career with the Carolina Panthers. In his rookie season with the Panthers in 2001, Smith did not get much work at receiver but was the teams primary kick and punt returner. He still proved to be destined for big things as he took the opening kick in the season opener to the house for a touchdown. In his second season, Smith earned a starting spot at receiver and caught 54 passes on the season for 872 yards. In 2003, Smith continued to progress the No. 1 wide receiver for the Panthers and was part of a team that went all the way to Super Bowl XXXVIII, although they ultimately lost to the New England Patriots 32-29. The following year, Smith missed nearly the entire year as he severely broke his league in the first game of the season.
Coming back from a lost year, 2005 was the best season in Steve Smith’s career as he would ultimately win the Comeback Player of the Year and lead all receiver in every major category. Smith’s gaudy numbers included career highs in receptions (105), yards (1,563) and touchdowns (12). This was the first of four straight 1,000 yard seasons for Smith in which he went to the Pro Bowl in three of the four years. Overall, Smith spent 13 seasons in Carolina before embarking on a second phase in his career in Baltimore with the Ravens. Smith spent three years in Baltimore, with his first season being the best as he once again eclipsed 1,000 yards at the age of 35. Smith retired after the 2016 season and is most likely heading to the Hall of Fame in the future.
Steve Smith was an electric playmaker not only as a receiver but also as a returner during his career and was one of the most consistent performers in the league for over a decade. Fans of Smith should not hesitate before taking a look into our autographed memorabilia highlighted the exceptional career of Steve Smith. These signed collectibles are sure to increase in value when Smith eventually is inducted in the Hall of Fame and are all 100% guaranteed authentic.
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