Torrey Smith announces his retirement

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Torrey Smith Retires from Football

In a video released via UNINTERRUPTED on Friday, Smith announced his retirement from the NFL.

"I knew this day would come". "To be completely honest, I've been preparing for it my entire career".

Smith spent eight seasons in the NFL.

The Ravens selected Smith in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Maryland. The Richmond, Virginia native produced a career-high 1,128 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. After Smith chose to forgo his senior season to turn pro, the Ravens selected him with the No. 58 overall pick in the 2011 National Football League draft. He moved on to the 49ers as a free agent in 2015, but was released after two years of a five-year deal.

Philadelphia traded Smith to Carolina last offseason, as Smith's $5 million salary was a hefty price to play for a role player. The next season, he had 67 catches for 1,055 yards - just the second Terps receiver ever to hit 1,000 yards in a single season - and surpassed LaMont Jordan's record for career all-purpose yardage.

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