Steve Smith Sr.
Retired Wide Receiver for
NFL Carolina Panthers
A 16-year NFL veteran, Steve Smith Sr. is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, three-time All-Pro, and is considered one of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers of the 21st century. Steve led the league in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2005 (Jerry Rice and Sterling Sharpe are the only other NFL players ever to have recorded a “triple crown”). He spent his entire career with the Carolina Panthers until signing with the Baltimore Ravens in March 2014. He 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. Steve also won the Ed Block Courage Award, was twice named the Baltimore Ravens Man of the Year, and was a nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
In 2013, Steve and his wife, Angie, founded the Steve Smith Family Foundation, which champions for families affected by domestic violence and promotes child health and wellness. Since its inception, the foundation’s efforts have provided children from the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter the opportunity to attend summer camps. In November 2016, Smith pledged over $350,000 to establish the Smith Family Wellness Center in collaboration with Project 658.
Annually, Steve hosts numerous youth football camps nationwide. This past April, he took that concept internationally, hosting a camp at Vogelweh Air Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany, for children of active-duty and retired U.S. military members. Since retirement, Steve has worked as an analyst for the NFL Network.