Biographical Summary

Steve Smith Sr. NFL History

Steve Smith Sr. signed a three-year contract with the Ravens in 2014 after being released from the Panthers in 2013. Entering his 2015 season, his 915 receptions rank was 15th in NFL history while his 13,262 receiving yards was 14th and his 73 receiving TDs are 3rd. 2015 was supposed to be Smith’s last season, but due to an torn achilles in week 8, the 36-year-old veteran will likely return for the 2016 season.


2014: Baltimore Ravens 

  • Led Ravens with 79 interceptions for 1,065 yards and 6 TDs.
  • Passed WR Andre Reed as 14th on NFL’s all-time receiving list (13,198 yards)
  • Crossed 1,000 yard plateau for the eighth time in career (1,065)
  • Has a catch in 122 straight games
  • Became the 19th player in NFL history with 900-career receptions
  • Became oldest player in NFL history to record 400 yards (finished September with 25 catches for 429 yards) in season’s first four games
  • First game as a Raven, started with 7 caught passes for a team-leading 118 yards, and career-tying 80-yard TD in season opener against Cincinnati.

2013: Carolina Panthers 

  • Finished second on the team with 64 catches for 745 yards and 4 TDs
  • Became 29th player in NFL history to produce 800 career receptions and 22nd to compile 12,000 career receiving yards
  • Started the season, 4 catches for 74 yards and 1 TD NFC Divisional Playoffs – his 31 yard TD reception was his 75th catch of his career, making him the 16th player in NFL history with at least 10 postseason TDs
  • Missed the final game of the regular season due to an ankle injury

2012: Carolina Panthers 

  • Led Panthers with 73 receptions for 1,174 yards
  • Became the 27th player in NFL history to amass 11,000 career receiving yards
  • Recorded a season-high-tying 7 receptions in 109 yards in game 13
  • 7 receptions for 106 yards in season opener

2011: Carolina Panthers 

  • Earned fifth Pro Bowl nod after becoming the Panthers all-time leader in catches and receiving yards
  • 35th player in NFL history to accumulate 10,000 career receiving yards
  • Season average at 17.6 yards per catch, ranked as second-highest in Panther team history

2010: Carolina Panthers

  • Led Panthers for the sixth consecutive season in receiving yards and receptions with 46 catches for 554 yards and 2 TDs
  • Seventh season as team leader in receptions, eighth in receiving yards and
  • Returned 6 punts for 47 yards

2009: Carolina Panthers 

  • Led Panthers in receptions (65) receiving yards (982) and TDs (7)
  • Sixth season as team leader in receptions, seventh in receiving yards

2008: Carolina Panthers 

  • Earned fourth Pro Bowl nod (third as a WR) after leading the team with 78 receptions 1,421 receiving yards (third in the NFL) and 6 TDs
  • Set a Carolina team record with 18.2 yards-per-catch average, passing previous mark from Patrick Jeffers in 1999

2007: Carolina Panthers 

  • Led Panthers with 87 catches, 1,002 in receiving yards, 7 TDs, and was ranked seventh in the NFC and 15th in the NFL in receptions despite playing with four different quarterbacks that season
  • Season high 10 receptions in 136 yards, including a 65 yard TD in game 6 against Arizona

2006: Carolina Panthers 

  • Earned his this 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)
  • Four 100-yard receiving games this season

2005: Carolina Panthers 

  • Earned his second Pro Bowl nod (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 in Carolina franchise history)
  • Served as the team’s primary punt returner
  • Averaged 10.6 yards on 27 returns
  • Returned after missing every game except the season opener in 2004 after he broke his left fibula against Green Bay

2004: Carolina Panthers 

  • Inactive after first five consents before being placed in Injured Reserved list with a broken leg

2003: Carolina Panthers 

  • Led Panthers with 88 receptions (second highest total in career) for 1,110 receiving yards and 7 TDs
  • His combined net yards of 1,900 marked his third consecutive season with at least 1,900 net yards and ranked as third-highest total in team history
  • Became fifth player in history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season
  • All three 100-receiving yard games recorded were consecutive, making it the second-largest streak in the team’s history

2002: Carolina Panthers

  • Led Panthers with 872 receiving yards, ranked second with 54 catches and tied for second with 3 TDs
  • Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after generating a 313 combined net yards
  • Served as the team’s primary returned on Special Teams
  • Registered 55 PRs for 470 yards and 2 TDs, including a career-long  87-yard TD
  • 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)

2001: Carolina Panthers 

  • First season with the Panthers out of college
  • Earned his first Pro Bowl nod as a returner (only Rookie elected to Pro Bowl) after posting 56 KORs for 1,431 yards and 2 TDs
  • Only player in the NFL to return both a punt and kickoff for a TD as well as produce three combined kick returns for TDs, giving Smith a tie for the second highest in NFL history and one shy of the NFL record


  • Two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection at Utah after finishing his Utes career with 78 catches for 1,603 yards and 12 TDs.
  • Averaged 11.9 yards on 72 PRs for 860 yards and 4 TDs and 22.0 yards on 23 KORs for 505 yards
  • Left the school as all-time leader with a 20.6 yard-per-catch average
  • 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

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