From the Baltimore Ravens to the San Francisco 49ers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and now the Carolina Panthers, Torrey Smith has earned a reputation as a phenomenal wide receiver. Furthermore, the two-time Super Bowl champion is massively admired for his virtuous character.
James Torrey Smith was born on January 26, 1989, in Colonial Beach, Virginia, and had a difficult time in his youth. He was raised by a single mother, and the hardship of his upbringing eventually shaped the respected man he has become. He was a student at Stafford High School in Falmouth, Virginia, where he proved to be athletically inclined. Torrey Smith, who was successful in basketball, gave priority to football and received several prestigious awards before moving to the University of Maryland.
He studied criminology and criminal justice in Maryland and finished his college career with 19 touchdowns, 152 receptions, and 2,215 lobbies. This earned him coveted accolades, including his appointment as First-Team All-ACC in 2009 and 2010. In the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith joined the Baltimore Ravens as the 58th overall selector and was drafted in the second round. He played for the Ravens from 2011 to 2014, spent his NFL Season 2015 and 2016 with the 49ers, played for the Eagles in 2017, and joined the Panthers in 2018.
Torrey Smith’s Brother, Wife, and Family
September 22, 2012, was a very sad day for Torrey when he lost his younger brother Tevin Chris Jones in a motorcycle accident. Tevin, affectionately known as Lil Chris, reportedly ran off the road, hit a utility pole, and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The wide receiver insisted on playing the next Baltimore Ravens game, which took place less than 24 hours after Lil Chris’ death. After a minute of silence for Tevin with his pictures on the screens, Torrey led the Ravens to a 31:30 victory over the New England Patriots. He scored two touchdowns, caught six passes for 127 yards, and dedicated them to Lil Chris.
Tevin is not Torrey’s only sibling; he has Integra Jenkins and Illegra Smith as sisters and another brother named Troy Smith. All in all, the footballer is the oldest of his single mother’s seven children. It is said that he helped his mother, Monica Chante Jenkins, raise his siblings while the wife had two jobs to provide for the family, while Torrey was babysitting and taking care of his younger children.
Clarence Rhodes, the biological father of the wide receiver, was a military man. His affair with 15-year-old Monica was the trigger for Torrey’s birth. Because Monica was still a minor and wanted to protect the military man from a legal rape charge, she did not reveal who Torrey’s father was until six years later.
As far as we can tell, Torrey Smith was a good husband to Chanel Williams, the woman he married in July 2013. According to the story, the two met at the University of Maryland and were both athletes on the Chanel track, making it easier for them to develop mutual admiration and understanding. Eventually, they became lovers and dated for a number of years before becoming life partners.
The couple welcomed their first child, a son, on April 4, 2014, and named him Torrey Jeremiah Smith. Sometime in June 2016, they announced the arrival of their second son, Kameron James. The Wide Receiver once announced that he and Chanel were concerned when they learned that Kameron could be born with Edwards Syndrome. Fortunately, the baby was born without the syndrome and is currently super healthy. In July 2018, the NFL star announced on Twitter that his family is waiting for the arrival of their first daughter.
Because of the challenges that Torrey and Chanel faced during their adolescence, they have been involved in many charitable activities. Most notable among them is the Torrey Smith Family Fund, an organization created to help young people reach their full potential.
Height, Weight, and Body Stats
Torrey Smith may not be one of the greatest footballers in the NFL, but he is definitely not one of those players whose size is considered a disadvantage in sports.
The star of the Carolina Panthers is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and weighs 205 lb (93 kg). Other details of his body statistics are difficult to determine, but we can state that his arm length is 32 5/8 inches and his hand size is 8 5/8.