ESPN reported Friday that Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith was traded to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley.
Smith only spent one year in Philadelphia and didn’t have his best year statistically, but he did the one thing you want to do as a player: He won a Super Bowl ring, or in Torrey’s case, a second ring.
In a recent interview on the Sports Spectrum podcast, Smith said that the locker room in Philadelphia was unlike any he had ever seen.
“That’s the biggest thing for me being a new guy in the locker room,” Smith said. “Just seeing the presence, even from younger guys and you can draw from everyone. We’d have guys spread out all through the locker room each and every area, you’re going to find someone. To see that and know that, the biggest takeaway was, I’m drawn in by the way real Christians carry themselves. Not by, what they don’t practice, they preach. To see that on our team, guys walking the walk.”
Smith said the relationships built with the Eagles players off the field is what he will always remember most.
“The best thing to me about this season, beyond everything, was just the relationships with the men in this locker room and the type of growth and the accountability you had,” Smith told us. “No matter what was going through your mind, the highs and the lows, there was someone there to hold you accountable. There’s things I will take away forever. Just trying to grow in the Word and being challenged together. This team is truly special. There was something special about this and it couldn’t be denied and it wouldn’t be denied.”
Torrey will suit up in 2018 for Carolina and catch passes from Cam Newton, but it’s his work off the field with his foundation that he is most passionate about. The Torrey Smith Family Fund provides young people with the tools they need to identify, unleash, and reach their full potential.
Next weekend, March 17, Torrey is holding a charity basketball game in Baltimore, Md., to raise funds for his foundation. For more info, check out TorreySmith.org.
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