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Steve Smith

Born:     May 12, 1979
Place of Birth:     Los Angeles, CA
Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Stevonne Latrall Smith Sr. is a former American football wide receiver who played 16 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Utah, and was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played for the Baltimore Ravens during the final three years of his career.

Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, emerged as one of the NFL's most productive wide receivers of the 21st century, leading the league in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2005. He played for the Panthers for 13 seasons before signing with the Ravens in March 2014, and is the Panthers' all-time leader in total touchdowns (67), receptions (836) and receiving yards (12,197). In 2011, he became the 35th player in NFL history to amass 10,000 receiving yards. In 2016, Smith became the 14th player in NFL history to amass 1,000 career receptions. At the time of his retirement, he ranked seventh in NFL career all-purpose yards (19,180). As of November 2018, he is eighth in NFL career receiving yards (14,731), 12th in career receptions (1,031), and 25th in receiving touchdowns (81).

In 2001, Smith was the first rookie to make the Pro Bowl as a special teams player since Tyrone Hughes in 1993.

In 2003, Smith's 404 postseason yards were the most since Jerry Rice gained 409 yards in 1988.

In 2005, Smith became the first player since Washington Redskins' receiver Art Monk in 1984 to lead the NFL in receptions for a team that ran more often than it passed.

In 2005, Smith earned the NFL's receiving "triple crown", leading the league in receptions (103), yards (1,563) and touchdowns (12).

In 2008, Smith became the only player in history to lead the league in receiving yards per game despite being on an offense that was last in pass attempts.

Smith and Hall of Famer Tim Brown are the only players in NFL history who have at least 1000 receptions and have scored touchdowns on runs, catches, punt returns and kick returns.

Smith is one of only three players in history to run back two punts for touchdowns and catch a touchdown pass in the same game.

Smith led the NFL in receiving yards per game in the 2008 NFL season.

Caught his 1,000th career reception on November 20, 2016 in a game against the Dallas Cowboys.   Source.

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