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Steve Smith
WR #89
Height:
5-9
Weight:
185
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Experience:
13
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 190 877 12,872 14.7 67.7 80 71 189 50 555 13
2014 BAL 8 41 675 16.5 84.4 80T 4 10 4 26 1
2013 CAR 15 64 745 11.6 49.7 44 4 4 2 44 0
2012 CAR 16 73 1,174 16.1 73.4 66 4 17 3 51 0
2011 CAR 16 79 1,394 17.6 87.1 77T 7 29 5 53 3
2010 CAR 14 46 554 12 39.6 39 2 7 0 24 2
2009 CAR 15 65 982 15.1 65.5 66 7 15 7 41 1
2008 CAR 14 78 1,421 18.2 101.5 65T 6 23 6 59 1
2007 CAR 15 87 1,002 11.5 66.8 74T 7 9 4 43 1
2006 CAR 14 83 1,166 14 83.3 72T 8 17 4 51 0
2005 CAR 16 103 1,563 15.2 97.7 80T 12 22 7 70 1
2004 CAR 1 6 60 10 60 15 0 0 0 4 0
2003 CAR 16 88 1,110 12.6 69.4 67T 7 16 4 48 2
2002 CAR 15 54 872 16.1 58.1 69 3 18 4 33 1
2001 CAR 15 10 154 15.4 10.3 33 0 2 0 8 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 190 57 0.3 387 6.8 2 2 39 25 43.9 7 0 2
2014 BAL 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 3 0.2 27 9 1.7 0 15 1 33.3 0 0 1
2011 CAR 16 6 0.4 56 9.3 3.5 0 23 3 50 1 0 0
2010 CAR 14 1 0.1 9 9 0.6 0 9 1 100 0 0 0
2009 CAR 15 5 0.3 22 4.4 1.5 0 17 2 40 0 0 0
2008 CAR 14 5 0.4 40 8 2.9 0 23 3 60 1 0 0
2007 CAR 15 9 0.6 66 7.3 4.4 0 22 4 44.4 1 0 0
2006 CAR 14 8 0.6 61 7.6 4.4 1 24T 3 37.5 2 0 1
2005 CAR 16 4 0.3 25 6.3 1.6 1 20T 2 50 1 0 0
2004 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CAR 16 11 0.7 42 3.8 2.6 0 14 4 36.4 0 0 0
2002 CAR 15 1 0.1 -4 -4 -0.3 0 -4 0 -- 0 0 0
2001 CAR 15 4 0.3 43 10.8 2.9 0 39 2 50 1 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 190 98 2,371 24.2 99 2 59 9 0 5
2014 BAL 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 14 2 -1 -0.5 3 0 0 0 0 0
2005 CAR 16 3 61 20.3 33 0 1 0 0 0
2004 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CAR 16 11 309 28.1 42 0 9 1 0 0
2002 CAR 15 26 571 22 51 0 17 1 0 0
2001 CAR 15 56 1,431 25.6 99 2 32 7 0 5
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 190 178 1,652 9.3 87 4 20 7 47 13
2014 BAL 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 14 6 46 7.7 32 0 1 0 0 1
2009 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 14 1 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CAR 15 2 7 3.5 6 0 0 0 0 0
2006 CAR 14 9 30 3.3 16 0 0 0 3 1
2005 CAR 16 27 286 10.6 44 0 3 1 6 1
2004 CAR 1 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 1 0
2003 CAR 16 44 439 10 53 1 7 2 14 3
2002 CAR 15 55 470 8.5 87 2 4 2 13 4
2001 CAR 15 34 364 10.7 70 1 5 2 10 3
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 190 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2014 BAL 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 CAR 1 1 0 -- 1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2003 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 190 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 BAL 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 16 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CAR 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CAR 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 CAR 1 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 CAR 16 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 CAR 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 CAR 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 190 33 14 0 14 0 7 0 0 3 0 1
2014 BAL 8 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2013 CAR 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 CAR 16 3 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2010 CAR 14 3 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 15 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 CAR 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2007 CAR 15 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 1
2006 CAR 14 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 1 0 0
2005 CAR 16 2 1 0 2 -- 5 -- 0 0 0 0
2004 CAR 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CAR 16 5 0 0 4 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2002 CAR 15 5 2 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2001 CAR 15 8 3 0 4 -- 2 -- 0 0 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (3/13/14)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (4/10/12)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken left arm (1/1/10)...Reinstated to roster by Carolina (9/15/08)...Suspended for conduct detrimental to the team by Carolina (8/30/08)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (5/8/07)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken left fibula (10/27/04)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/1/04)...Selected by Carolina in the third round (74th overall) of 2001 NFL Draft (4/21/01).

GP/GS
Career (182/161) [9/9]; 2013 (15/15) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (14/14); 2009 (15/15); 2008 (14/14) [1/1]; 2007 (15/15); 2006 (14/14). 2005 (16/16) [3/3]; 2004 (1/1); 2003 (16/11) [4/4]; 2002 (15/13); 2001 (15/1).

2013
Started 15 games for Carolina...Finished second on the team with 64 catches and 745 receiving yards with four receiving touchdowns...Became the 29th player in NFL history to produce 800 career receptions and 22nd to compile 12,000 career receiving yards...Extended team-record consecutive game streak with a catch to 106...Key member of offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Ranks first in team history with 75 total touchdowns (67 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush), 67 receiving touchdowns, 836 receptions, 12,197 receiving yards, 14.59-yard receiving average and 43 games with 100 or more receiving yards...Stands second with 182 games played, 161 games started and 454 points scored...Totals place him 11th in NFL history for 100-yard receiving games, 19th for receiving yards and 25th for catches...One of two players, along with Tim Brown, in NFL history with at least 800 receptions and receiving, rushing, punt return and kickoff return touchdowns...Inactive with a knee injury at Atlanta (12/29)...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Posted four catches for 74 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 31-yard reception...Vs. Seattle (9/8): Caught a three-yard touchdown...At Minnesota (10/13): Grabbed a two-yard touchdown catch on fourth down...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Notched 800th career reception on a 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter...At Miami (11/24): Reached 12,000 career receiving yards on a 13-yard catch in the fourth quarter...Kept game-winning drive alive with a 19-yard reception on fourth-and-10 from the Carolina 20-yard line...At New Orleans (12/8): Outfought two Saints defenders to snare a 17-yard touchdown catch...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Suffered a sprained knee while running a route in the first quarter...Injury caused him to be inactive at Atlanta (12/29).

2012
Started 16 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers with 73 receptions and 1,174 yards with four touchdowns while becoming the 27th player in NFL history to amass 11,000 career receiving yards...Rushed for 27 yards on three attempts...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Attained 1,000 yards receiving for the seventh time in career and second consecutive season...Compiled 100 yards receiving in five games with 106 at Tampa Bay (9/9), 104 versus New Orleans (9/16), 118 at Chicago (10/28), 120 at Kansas City (12/2) and 109 versus Atlanta (12/9)...Extended team-record consecutive game streak with a catch to 91...Ranks first in team history with 71 total touchdowns (63 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush), 63 receiving touchdowns, 772 receptions, 11,452 receiving yards and 43 games with 100 or more receiving yards...Stands second with 167 games played, 146 games started, 430 points scored and 14.83-yard receiving average...Totals place him 11th in NFL history for 100-yard receiving games, 23rd for receiving yards and 27th for catches...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Posted an average of 34.7 yards per catch on three receptions for 104 yards...Marked the third-highest single-game average in team history (minimum three catches)...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Moved into second place for games played in franchise history with 156, surpassing the 155 games by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-04 and 2008-09...At Washington (11/4): Caught a back shoulder fade for a 19-yard touchdown...At Philadelphia (11/26): Recorded 60 yards on a team-high four receptions to become the 27th player in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards with 11,048...Achieved the milestone on a 14-yard catch in the first quarter...At Kansas City (12/2): Tallied a season-high 120 yards and one touchdown on five receptions...Hauled in a 23-yard, over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone on a fade route for a touchdown...Moved into second place for games started in franchise history with 142, bettering the 141 starts by safety Mike Minter from 1997-2006 and Muhammad...At San Diego (12/16): Made a diving, four-yard touchdown catch...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Scored on a 23-yard grab.

2011
Started 16 games for Carolina...Became the franchise's all-time leader in catches and receiving yards and the 35th player in NFL history to accumulate 10,000 career receiving yards...Led the Panthers with 79 receptions for 1,394 yards...Rushed six times for 56 yards...Average of 17.65 yards per catch ranks as the second highest in team history behind his record of 18.22 yards in 2008...Reached 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the sixth time in career...Generated six 100-yard receiving efforts with 178 yards at Arizona (9/11), 156 yards versus Green Bay (9/18), 181 yards at Chicago (10/2), 143 yards versus Washington (10/23), 100 yards versus Minnesota and 125 yards versus Atlanta (12/11)...Extended team-record consecutive game streak with a catch to 75...Ranks first in team history with 67 total touchdowns (59 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush), 59 receiving touchdowns, 699 receptions, 10,278 receiving yards, 14.70 receiving average, and 38 games with 100 or more receiving yards...Stands second with 406 points scored...PRO BOWL: Started at wide receiver in fifth career Pro Bowl appearance...Led the NFC with 118 yards and one touchdown on five catches...Scored on a 55-yard reception from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton...At Arizona (9/11): Compiled 178 yards, the fourth highest total of his career, and two touchdowns on a team-leading eight receptions...Scored on catches of 77 and 26 yards...77-yard touchdown reception stands as the second longest of his career behind an 80-yard touchdown catch at Detroit (10/16/05)...At Chicago (10/2): Amassed 181 yards on eight catches to become Panthers' all-time leading receiver with 9,414 yards, surpassing the 9,255 yards by Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-2004 and 2008-09...Set the record on a 53-yard reception in the first quarter...Accomplished milestone with 57 fewer catches than Muhammad (639 compared to 696)...181 yards are the third-highest total of career behind a team-record 201 yards versus Minnesota (10/30/05) and 189 yards at Baltimore (10/15/06)...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Hauled in a 54-yard touchdown catch...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Tallied a team-high 100 yards receiving and 22-yard touchdown on seven receptions...At Detroit (11/20): Caught a 15-yard touchdown and two-point conversion pass...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Set a team record with a catch in 71 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Wesley Walls who made a reception in 70 consecutive games from 1996-2001...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Produced 125 yards on a team-high six catches to become the 35th player in NFL history to total 10,000 receiving yards with 10,101...Reached the milestone on a 16-yard reception at the beginning of the second quarter...At Houston (12/18): Made a 26-yard touchdown grab...At New Orleans (1/1): Posted a team-high six catches for 86 yards with a 12-yard touchdown to become the Panthers' all-time leader with 699 receptions, eclipsing the 696 by Muhammad...Reached the milestone on a 20-yard reception in the final two minutes of the first half.

2010
Started 14 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers in receptions and receiving yards for the sixth consecutive season with 46 catches for 554 yards and two touchdowns...Marked seventh season overall as team leader in receptions and eighth as team leader in receiving yards...Rushed once for nine yards...Returned six punts for 47 yards...Inactive versus Chicago (10/10) with an ankle injury and at Atlanta (1/2) with a calf injury...At New York Giants (9/12): Scored on a 19-yard catch to become the Panthers' all-time leader with 51 receiving touchdowns, breaking a tie with Muhsin Muhammad, who totaled 50 receiving touchdowns from 1996-2004 and 2008-09...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/19): Caught a 37-yard touchdown to tie the team record for the second-most consecutive games with a touchdown reception with five, previously accomplished twice.

2009
Started 15 games...Missed the last game of the season after injuring left arm at the New York Giants (12/27) and being placed on injured reserve (1/1)...Led the Panthers with 65 receptions, 982 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns...Marked sixth season as team leader in catches and seventh as team leader in receiving yards...Produced two 100-yard receiving games...Rushed five times for 22 yards...At Atlanta (9/20): Generated 131 yards on eight receptions to record 31st career 100-yard receiving performance and sixth consecutive game with 100 yards versus an NFC South opponent...At Arizona (11/1): Made a 50-yard touchdown reception to tie Wesley Walls for second place in team history with 44 receiving touchdowns...Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Moved into second place in team history with 46 career receiving touchdowns, breaking a tie with Walls...Scored on two four-yard catches...Vs. Miami (11/19): Hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass with five minutes left in the fourth quarter to cut Dolphins' lead to 17-14...At New England (12/13): Caught a 41-yard touchdown among two receptions for 83 yards...Vs. Minnesota (12/20): Tallied season highs of nine catches and 157 yards with a 42-yard touchdown...Represented 32nd career 100-yard receiving outing...At New York Giants (12/27): Suffered a broken left arm on a hit from Giants safety Michael Johnson as he was crossing the goal line with a 27-yard touchdown reception.

2008
Started 14 games...Suspended for the first two games of the season for conduct detrimental to the team...Led Carolina with 78 receptions, 1,421 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns...Returned one punt for 10 yards...Ranked third in the NFL in receiving yards despite missing two games...Compiled eight 100-yard receiving efforts...Marked sixth season as the team leader in receiving yards and fifth as the team leader in catches...Recorded 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth consecutive season...Set a team record with an 18.2 yards per catch average, bettering the previous mark of 17.2 by Patrick Jeffers in 1999...HONORS: Selected to Pro Bowl for fourth time...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Caught 56-yard touchdown from quarterback Jake Delhomme in the second quarter...Vs. New Orleans (10/19): Hauled in a 39-yard touchdown from Delhomme in third quarter...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Scored two touchdowns on an 18-yard reception and a season-long 65-yard catch from Delhomme...At Green Bay (11/30): Made 54-yard catch with 1:31 remaining in game that led to winning touchdown in 35-31 come-from-behind victory...Also set up another touchdown with a 39-yard reception...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Recorded 38-yard touchdown reception from Delhomme in third quarter...Vs. Denver (12/14): Posted 15-yard touchdown catch in first quarter...At New Orleans (12/28): Caught 39-yard pass on final drive to set-up game-winning field goal in victory that clinched NFC South title...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Notched two receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown, scoring on an eight-yard catch.

2007
Started 15 games...Led Carolina with 87 catches, 1,002 receiving yards and seven touchdowns...Returned two punts for seven yards...Registered four 100-yard receiving games...Ranked seventh in the NFC and 15th in the NFL in receptions despite playing with four different starting quarterbacks...Represented fifth season as the Panthers leader in receiving yards and fourth as the team leader in receptions...Inactive with a shin injury at Green Bay (11/18)...At St. Louis (9/9): Notched a momentum changing 68-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter...Vs. Houston (9/16): Equaled own team record with three touchdown receptions, previously accomplished at Miami (9/25/05)...Scored on catches of seven, 12 and 74 yards...74-yard reception marked the second longest of his career, bettered only by an 80-yard catch at Detroit (10/16/05)...At New Orleans(10/7): Corralled a 17-yard touchdown catch from quarterback David Carr to tie the game at 13 with 3:59 remaining...At Arizona(10/7): Posted a season-high 10 catches...Marked sixth career regular season game with 10 or more receptions...65-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Vinny Testaverde with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter gave Carolina the lead...Vs. Dallas (12/22): Hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Moore...Enabled him to set a team record with 45 career touchdowns, including 37 receiving, two rushing, two on kickoff returns and four on punt returns.

2006
Led Carolina with 83 catches, 1,166 receiving yards and nine touchdowns (eight receiving and one rushing)...Returned nine punts for 30 yards and two kickoffs for minus one yard...Produced four 100-yard receiving games...Tied for seventh in the NFC in receptions, ranked sixth in receiving yards and tied for fifth in touchdown catches...Marked fourth time as the team leader in receiving yards and third as the leader in receptions...PRO BOWL: Earned third Pro Bowl appearance and second selection at wide receiver...Elected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner following rookie campaign in 2001...One of three Panthers chosen, joining defensive end Julius Peppers and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins...Fourth consecutive season that at least three Carolina players were selected to the Pro Bowl...At Tampa Bay (9/24): Returned from hamstring injury after missing the first two regular season games to compile 18th career 100-yard receiving game, including the postseason, with 112 yards on seven receptions...Vs. New Orleans (10/1): Led Carolina with 10 catches for 87 yards and scored a touchdown on a nine-yard reception...Moved into second place on the Panthers all-time receiving list, surpassing Wesley Walls, who accumulated 3,902 yards from 1996-2002...At Baltimore(10/15): Led the Panthers with eight catches for 189 yards and one touchdown, scoring on a 72-yard reception...189 receiving yards equaled the third-highest regular season single-game total in team history, previously accomplished by Muhsin Muhammad versus Washington (11/16/03), and stands as  the third-highest single-game total of his career behind a 218-yard performance in the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Chicago (1/15/06) and 201-yard effort versus Minnesota (10/30/05)...At Cincinnati (10/22):  Became the third player in team history to record 300 career receptions, joining Muhammad and Walls...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/13): Registered eight catches for 149 yards and one touchdown, scoring on a 36-yard reception, to post 21st career 100-yard receiving performance, including the postseason...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Scored Panthers only touchdown on a 62-yard catch.

2005
Led Carolina with 103 catches, 1,563 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches...Served as team's primary punt returner and averaged 10.6 yards on 27 returns with a long of 44...Averaged 20.3 yards on three kickoff returns with a long of 33...Achieved career highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches...Registered personal bests with 16 starts and nine 100-yard receiving games...Returned in 2005 after missing every game but season opener after suffering a broken left fibula versus Green Bay (9/13/04).
POSTSEASON: Started all three postseason contests...Registered 27 receptions for 335 yards and three touchdowns, four rushing attempts for 38 yards and one touchdown and three punt returns for 58 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown.
AMONG NFL LEADERS: Ranked first in the NFL with 729 yards after the catch (YAC) and four receptions of 60 yards or longer...Tied for first in the NFL with 27 third-down receptions and five receptions of 50 yards or longer...Ranked second in the NFL with 16 plays of 25 or more yards...Ranked fourth in the NFL with 10.6-yard punt return average...Tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 13 touchdowns.
AMONG PLAYERS IN NFL HISTORY: First receiver in NFL history to produce three games in one season with 11 or more catches and 169 or more receiving yards... Second player in NFL history to lead League in receptions on a team that posted more rushing attempts than pass attempts for the season, joining Art Monk, who achieved the feat with Washington in 1983...Average of 15.2 yards per catch is second-highest for NFL leader in receptions since 1980, trailing Sterling Sharpe's average of 15.8 yards for Green Bay in 1989...Tallied 903 receiving yards in the first eight games of the season, a total that ranks as the sixth-highest in NFL history for the first eight games since the League expanded to a 16-game format in 1978.
AMONG NFL POSTSEASON LEADERS: Led NFL in receptions, receiving yards, total touchdowns and with 373 yards from scrimmage...Marked second postseason that he led NFL in receptions, receiving yards and total yards from scrimmage...Led NFL in those categories at end of the 2003 postseason.
AMONG PLAYERS IN POSTSEASON HISTORY: With punt return for a touchdown in NFC Championship game at Seattle (1/22), Smith became only player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a pass reception, run, and punt return in the same postseason...With 10 catches at the New York Giants in the NFC Wild Card game (1/8/06) and 12 receptions at Chicago (1/15/06) in the NFC Divisional playoffs, Smith became third player in NFL history to post 10 or more receptions in consecutive postseason contests, joining Tony Nathan (1984-85) and Jerry Rice (1994-95).
PANTHERS TEAM RECORDS: Established team single-season records for receptions, receiving yards, and 100-yard receiving games...Set team single-game records for receptions and receiving yards...Tied team single-game marks for touchdown receptions and total touchdowns...103 receptions bettered previous mark of 102 established by Muhsin Muhammad in 2000...1,563 receiving yards surpassed Muhammad's mark of 1,405 yards set in 2004...Nine 100-yard receiving outings bettered Muhammad's record of eight established in 2004...14 receptions at Chicago (11/20) eclipsed previous mark of 11 receptions that was achieved four times in team history, most recently by Smith earlier in the season versus Minnesota (10/30)...201 receiving yards versus Minnesota (10/30) bettered previous team record of 192 yards recorded by Muhammad at New Orleans (9/13/98)...Three touchdown catches at Miami (9/25) matched team record achieved twice by Muhammad, at San Francisco (11/14/04) and versus San Francisco (12/18/99)...Three total touchdowns at Miami (9/25) equaled team record most recently accomplished by Stephen Davis versus New England (9/18/05)...12 touchdown receptions matched the 1999 totals of Patrick Jeffers and Wesley Walls for the second-highest single-season total in team history behind 16 recorded by Muhammad in 2004...13 total touchdowns ranks second behind Muhammad's 16 touchdowns in 2004...Four consecutive 100-yard receiving games stands second behind Jeffers team record of five recorded in 1999...80-yard reception at Detroit (10/16) ranks as the third-longest in team history behind Willie Green's 89-yard reception versus Atlanta (12/17/95) and Jeffers' 88-yard catch at Pittsburgh (12/26/90).
NFL POSTSEASON RECORD: Established an NFL postseason record with 27 receptions, surpassing the previous mark of 23 by Anthony Carter with Minnesota in the 1987 postseason...Punt return for touchdown in NFC championship game at Seattle (1/22/06) enabled Smith to become the first player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a pass reception, run and punt return in the same postseason.
PRO BOWL: Earned his second Pro Bowl appearance and his first selection at wide receiver...Elected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner following his rookie campaign in 2001... Second wide receiver in team history to be selected to the Pro Bowl, joining Muhsin Muhammad who was chosen in 1999 and 2004...One of four Panthers chosen, joining quarterback Jake Delhomme, defensive end Julius Peppers and guard Mike Wahle...Third consecutive season that four Carolina players were selected to the Pro Bowl...Selection of Smith and Delhomme marked second in team history that a quarterback and wide receiver were chosen in the same season...Beuerlein and Muhammad were selected in 1999...Second time in team history that three offensive players were chosen...Beuerlein, Muhammad and tight end Wesley Walls were selected in 1999...One of three players from the Panthers 2001 draft class to earn Pro Bowl recognition, joining linebacker Dan Morgan, a 2004 choice, and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, chosen in 2002 and 2003.
HONORS: Comeback Player of the Year by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association...First-team All-Pro choice by The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association......All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association.
NFC PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named NFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month for October...Tallied 27 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns...Only player to earn player-of-the-month recognition during the season...Earned recognition for the first time of his career after recording 100-yard efforts in final three games of the month...Tallied 12 yards on two catches versus Green Bay (10/3), 119 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches at Arizona (10/9), 123 yards and a touchdown on six catches at Detroit (10/16), and a team-record 201 yards and one touchdown on 11 catches versus Minnesota (10/30).
Vs. New Orleans (9/11): Tallied eight catches for 138 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 33-yard catch...Eighth career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...First regular season action since suffering broken left fibula nearly one year ago in 2004 season opener versus Green Bay (9/13/04).
At Miami (9/25): Amassed 170 yards and three touchdowns on 11 catches...Scored on receptions of one, three and 53 yards...Equaled a club mark with a career-high three touchdown catches...Equaled club mark and matched personal-best with three total touchdowns...Tied wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad's single-game record for touchdown receptions, previously accomplished twice, most recently at San Francisco (11/14/04)...Equaled team record with three total touchdowns most recently achieved earlier in the season by Stephen Davis versus New England (9/18/05)...Tied career high with three total touchdowns, matching effort versus Cincinnati (12/8/02) when he scored touchdowns on two punt returns and a reception...Second career contest with 10 or more receptions...Second 100-yard performance of the season and ninth of his career, including the playoffs...Second career game with 10 or more receptions.
Vs. Green Bay (10/3): Gained 12 yards on two receptions...Moved into third place on the Panthers all-time receiving list with 2,550 receiving yards...Surpassed wide receiver Mark Carrier, who recorded 2,547 receiving yards from 1995-1998.
At Arizona (10/9): Garnered 119 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches...Scored on a 65-yard reception and decisive fourth-quarter four-yard reception...Second game of the season with two touchdowns...Compiled third 100-yard outing of the season...10th-career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...Scored the go-ahead touchdown on a four-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
At Detroit (10/16): Posted six catches for 123 yards and one touchdown to produce his second consecutive and fourth 100-yard receiving effort of the season...Scored on an 80-yard reception, the longest catch of his career and the third-longest reception in team history...11th career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs.
Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Set a Panthers single-game record with a career-high 201 receiving yards and tied a team single-game record and personal best with 11 catches...Yardage exceeded the previous team mark of 192 yards by Muhammad at New Orleans (9/13/98) and bettered Smith's previous career best of 170 yards at Miami (9/25/05)...Effort marked third consecutive and fifth 100-yard receiving effort of the season...Posted a 69-yard catch, his fourth reception of the year 50 yards or longer and third of 60 yards or longer...Scored on a 13-yard catch in second quarter that culminated first half in which he posted seven receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown...Third consecutive and fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season...12th career 100-yard receiving game, including the playoffs...Third career game with 10 or more receptions.
At Tampa Bay (11/6): Led Carolina with five catches for 106 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 35-yard reception in the fourth quarter...Produced his fourth consecutive and sixth 100-yard receiving effort of the season, the second-longest streak in team history behind Patrick Jeffers' five consecutive 100-yard games in 1999...13th career 100-yard receiving contest, including the playoffs.
At Chicago (11/20): Amassed 14 catches for 169 yards...Set team single-game record for receptions bettering mark of 11 achieved four times, most recently by himself earlier in the season versus Minnesota (10/30)...Became first player in NFL history to produce three games in one season with 11 or more catches and 169 or more receiving yards...Registered 11 catches for 170 yards at Miami (9/25) and 11 catches for 201 yards versus Minnesota (10/30)...Fourth career game with 10 or more receptions...Equaled team record with seventh 100-yard performance of the season, matching Muhammad's mark achieved in 2004...14th career 100-yard receiving game, including the playoffs.
Vs. Atlanta (12/4): Scored on 18-yard touchdown catch...Score marked sixth time in team history that a player scored at least 10 touchdowns in a season.
Vs. Tampa Bay (12/11): Led the Panthers with five receptions for 103 yards...Accounted for 55 yards on two punt returns, including a season-long 44-yarder...Set team-record with eighth 100-yard receiving effort of the season, surpassing the previous mark of seven by Muhammad in 2004...15th career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...Posted a 60-yard catch, his fifth of the season 50 yards or longer...Average of 20.6 yards per catch marked third game of the that he recorded at least five receptions and averaged more than 20 yards.
At New Orleans (12/18): Registered 85 receiving yards and a touchdown on six receptions and scored on a 20-yard reverse, his lone rushing attempts of the game...Touchdown catch was 15 yards...Increased season total to team-record 1,414 receiving yards, bettering the previous mark of 1,405 set by Muhammad in 2004...Became first player other than a running back or quarterback to score a rushing touchdown for the Panthers since Raghib Ismail scored on a 35-yard run versus the New York Giants (11/10/96).
At Atlanta (1/1): Led Panthers with nine catches for 131 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 42-yard reception...Nine receptions enabled him to set team single-season records with of 103 catches, surpassing mark of 102 set by Muhsin Muhammad in 1999...Registered team-record ninth 100-yard receiving contest and the 16th of his career, including the playoffs...Touchdown reception improved season total to 12, matching second-highest total in team history recorded by Patrick Jeffers and Wesley Walls in 1999...Scoring reception was 13th total touchdown of season, a figure that ranked second in team history behind the 16 tallied by Muhammad in 2004.
NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Led Carolina with 10 catches for 84 yards and one touchdown...Rushed once for 12 yards...Scored on a 22-yard reception and 12-yard run on end-around...Fifth career game with 10 or more receptions, including the playoffs.
NFC Divisional Playoff at Chicago (1/15): Totaled 244 yards from scrimmage...Amassed 218 yards receiving and two touchdowns on 12 receptions...Rushed three times for 26 yards...Established NFL single-game postseason highs in 2005 for receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage... Scored on receptions of 58 and 39 yards...218 receiving yards represented the most in team history and fourth-highest total in NFL postseason history...12 receptions tied for the second-highest total in NFL postseason history...Became third player in NFL history to post 10 or more receptions in consecutive postseason contests, joining Tony Nathan (1984-85) and Jerry Rice (1994-95)...Marked third-career 100-yard postseason receiving game and 17th overall...Sixth career game with 10 or more receptions, including the playoffs.
NFC Championship at Seattle (1/22): Tied for team lead with five receptions for 33 yards...Returned punt 59 yards for a touchdown...Five catches enabled Smith to establish NFL postseason record with 27 receptions, bettering previous mark of 23 set by Anthony Carter with Minnesota during 1987 postseason...59-yard punt return enabled him to become first player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a pass reception, run and punt return in the same postseason.

2004
Started in season opener and was inactive for the next five contests before being placed on injured reserve with a broken left fibula (10/27)...Notched six catches for 60 yards...Vs. Green Bay (9/13): Suffered a broken left fibula while being tackled after a reception.

2003
Started 11 of the 16 games he played...Led Panthers with career highs of 88 receptions, 1,110 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, including 67-yard score...Accounted for 44 punt returns for 439 yards and 11 kickoff returns for 309 yards in addition to rushing for 42 yards...1,900 combined net yards marked his third consecutive season with at least 1,900 combined net yards and ranked as the third highest total in team history...Posted third-highest single-season total in team history for receptions and receiving yards...Fifth player in team history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season...Team's leading receiver in 10 contests...All three 100-yard receiving games recorded during season occurred consecutively, equaling the second-longest streak in team history set by Muhsin Muhammad in 1999...Member of a receiving corps that garnered 100 catches for 1,472 yards and eight touchdowns during its last eight games.
AMONG NFL LEADERS: Second in the NFL among non-running backs with 1,900 combined net yards, trailing Kansas City's Dante Hall, who compiled 2,446 yards...Ranked fourth in NFC in receptions and seventh in receiving yards...Combined with teammate Muhsin Muhammad, who accumulated 54 receptions for 837 yards, to rank second in the NFC with 142 combined receptions and fourth with 1,947 combined receiving yards...Ranked second in the NFL with 6.3 yards after the catch, behind only Houston's Andre Johnson.
GAME-WINNING CONTRIBUTIONS: Provided significant contributions to five game-winning drives for Carolina during the regular season...36-yard punt return to Panthers 46-yard line in season opener versus Jacksonville (9/7) put Panthers in position for decisive drive in 24-23 win...52-yard punt return in overtime at Tampa Bay (9/14) gave Carolina advantageous field position for drive that culminated with game-winning field goal in 12-9 victory...Held on to five-yard touchdown reception versus Tampa Bay (11/9) with 1:06 left in the game that was decisive score in 27-24 win...Leaping 30-yard reception versus Washington (11/16) put team in position for winning touchdown run by Stephen Davis with 1:09 remaining in game in 20-17 victory...Caught five passes for 43 yards on the team's final possession at Arizona (12/14) that resulted in game-winning field goal with four seconds remaining in 20-17 victory that clinched the NFC South Division title...Efforts helped Panthers tie NFL single-season record with seven wins by three points or less in addition to equaling League mark with three overtime wins.
POSTSEASON: Started all four contests...Totaled 18 catches for 404 yards and three touchdowns with a long reception of 70 yards...Gained 41 yards on two kickoff returns, 15 yards on four punt returns and seven yards on a rushing attempt...Led NFL in receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage...Led League in third down receiving with seven receptions for 244 yards...All three touchdown catches came on third down...Led team in touchdown catches...Notched two 100-yard receiving contests to increase career total to seven...404 receiving yards were most recorded by a player during the postseason since 1988 when San Francisco's Jerry Rice totaled 409 yards.
NFL POSTSEASON RECORDS: Game-winning 69-yard touchdown in second overtime at St. Louis (1/10/04) during the NFC Divisional playoffs stands as the longest play to end a playoff game in League history and concluded a contest that ranks as the fifth-longest game in NFL history...Combined with fellow wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who produced 352 receiving yards during the playoffs, to generate 756 receiving yards and set an NFL postseason record for the most combined receiving yards by two teammates...Two wide receivers became first receiving tandem in League history to each average more than 22 yards per reception with a minimum of 10 receptions each...First duo to each boast a reception of 70 yards or longer during the same postseason.
At Tampa Bay (9/14): 52-yard punt return in overtime set up game-winning John Kasay field goal.
At Indianapolis (10/12): Led team with six receptions for 103 yards, including 52-yard touchdown in third quarter that gave Carolina 17-13 lead, enabling team to overcome 13-3 halftime deficit...Third career 100-yard receiving contest.
Vs. Tennessee (10/19): Established career-highs with 10 receptions for 151 yards, including 67-yard touchdown that was the longest scoring catch of the season and the team's longest offensive play of the season...Contributed two kickoff returns for 69 yards and three punt returns for 14 yards...Lost two yards on one rushing attempt...232 combined net yards is the third highest total of his career and in team history...Performance made him responsible for the top four single-game performances in team history for combined net yards...Second consecutive 100-yard receiving game and the fourth of his career.
At New Orleans (10/26): Recorded third consecutive 100-yard receiving contest with nine catches for 100 yards...Tied Muhammad's 1999 effort for the second-longest string of 100-yard receiving contests in team history...Fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Vs. Tampa Bay (11/9): Led team with nine catches for 72 yards, including game-winning five-yard touchdown reception with 1:06 remaining in the game...Playing without injured running back Stephen Davis, Smith paced a receiving corps that produced 17 of the team's 20 receptions and generated 263 of the team's 277 receiving yards, the group's highest output of the season in both categories.
Vs. Washington (11/16): Produced four catches for 50 yards...Included leaping 30-yard reception during game-winning drive that set up Davis' decisive touchdown run.
At Arizona (12/14): Garnered nine receptions for 99 yards...Accounted for five catches for 43 yards on the team's final drive that resulted in game-winning field goal that clinched NFC South division title...Receiving yardage enabled him to become the fifth receiver in team history to surpass 1,000-yard receiving plateau...First Panthers player since Muhammad in 2000 to gain 1,000 receiving yards.
At New York Giants (12/28): Notched 53-yard punt return for a touchdown...Punt return for touchdown was the fourth of his career, a Carolina record and his sixth combined kick return for a score, another Panthers record.
NFC Wild Card vs. Dallas (1/3): Led the team with five receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown...Returned three punts for 13 yards and one kickoff for 11 yards...Touchdown was acrobatic 32-yard reception in third quarter that gave Carolina 23-3 advantage...Totals also included career-long 70-yarder that set up Panthers first score on drive that resulted in field goal...Reception bettered previous career long of 69 yards recorded versus Chicago (12/22/02)...Marked sixth career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...First player to record 27.0-yard average per reception with a minimum of five receptions during the postseason since Isaac Bruce averaged 27.0 yards on six catches for the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV versus Tennessee (1/30/00)...Combined with Muhammad, who recorded 103 receiving yards, to become the first Panthers duo to gain 100 receiving yards in the same game since 2002 contest versus Cincinnati (12/8/02)...Joined Muhammad to become the first duo since 1996 to average 25 or more yards per catch with a minimum of four catches since Robert Brooks and Keith Jackson for Green Bay versus San Francisco (1/6/96)...Contest also produced 100-yard rusher in Stephen Davis, who totaled 104 yards rushing...Marked first time a team has produced two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher in the same postseason game since Buffalo versus Miami (1/12/91) when Andre Reed registered 122 yards receiving, James Lofton totaled 149 yards receiving, and Thurman Thomas totaled 117 yards rushing.
NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/10): Established career-high 163 yards on six catches and scored one touchdown...Rushed once for seven yards...Touchdown was 69-yarder on the first play of the second overtime that stands as the longest play to end a playoff game in League history and ended contest that ranked as the fifth longest game in NFL history...Seventh career 100-yard receiving game and second consecutive 100-yard effort of the postseason...Effort increased his combined postseason total to 11 catches for 298 receiving yards in first two playoff games of his career...298 receiving yards ranked second in NFL history for a player appearing in the first two postseason games of his career behind Minnesota's Anthony Carter, who amassed 306 yards in 1987...298 receiving yards in two-game span within same postseason were the most since Randy Moss recorded 315 in 2000...Produced consecutive 100-yard receiving games during the postseason for the first time since 2001 when Willie Jackson for New Orleans versus St. Louis (12/30/00) and at Minnesota (1/8/01)...First player to average 27.0 yards per reception with a minimum of five catches in consecutive postseason games since Charlie Brown achieved the feat with Washington in 1984 in contests versus the Los Angeles Rams (1/1/84) and the San Francisco 49ers (1/8/84).
NFC Championship at Philadelphia (1/18): Accounted for three catches for 26 yards...Drew crucial pass interference call in the end zone in the third quarter to set up a one-yard touchdown run by DeShaun Foster, increasing Panthers advantage to 14-3.
Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England (2/1): Registered 80 yards receiving on four catches and one touchdown...Returned one kickoff for 30 yards and one punt for two yards...Touchdown was 39-yarder in second quarter for Panthers first score.

2002
Earned the starting job at wide receiver during training camp...Started 13 of the 15 games he played...Served as the primary returner on special teams...Led the Panthers with 872 receiving yards and ranked second with 54 catches...Tied for second with three touchdown catches...Averaged 8.5 yards on 55 punt returns for 470 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 87-yarder...Averaged 22.0 yards on 26 kickoff returns for 571 yards, with a long of 51 yards...16.1-yard average per catch ranked second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL among players with 50 or more receptions...1,909 combined net yards ranked seventh in the NFL...Served one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team versus Atlanta (11/24)...PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Special Team Player of the Week versus Cincinnati (12/8) after generating a team-record 313 combined net yards...Became the only NFL player in 2002 to record two punt returns for a touchdown and second player in NFL history to record two punt returns for touchdowns and a touchdown reception in the same game...First performer in team history other than a kicker or punter to earn special teams award...Vs. Cincinnati (12/8): Amassed team-record 313 combined net yards...Returned three punts for 153 yards and two touchdowns...Caught five passes for a career-high 144 yards and a touchdown...313 combined net yards ranked as the second-highest single-game total in the NFL for the season, trailing only the 356 generated by Michael Lewis of New Orleans at Washington (10/13/02)...Scored three touchdowns on a 61-yard punt return, 31-yard reception and 87-yard punt return...Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition...Became second player in NFL history to return two punts for touchdowns and catch a touchdown pass in the same game....First was Jermaine Lewis, whose accomplishment came for Baltimore versus Seattle (12/7/97)...Both players were coached by current Panthers special teams coach Scott O'Brien...Established team single-game records for longest punt return, most punt return yards, highest punt return average, most punt returns for a touchdown, most combined kick returns for a touchdown and most combined net yards...Became the only NFL player in 2002 to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game and...10th player in NFL history to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game...Tied team single-game records for most touchdowns in a game and most points in a game, most recently achieved by Muhsin Muhammad versus San Francisco (12/18/99)...51.0-yard punt return average and 87-yard punt return eclipsed the previous team marks of a 34.33 average and an 84-yard long set by Winslow Oliver at New Orleans (9/8/96)...153 punt return yards surpassed the record of 107 yards set by Eric Guliford versus Indianapolis (12/3/95)...313 combined net yards surpassed his own mark of 269 yards accomplished the previous season at St. Louis (11/11/01).

2001
Only rookie elected to the Pro Bowl...Played in 15 games with one start...Posted 25.6-yard kickoff return average on 56 kickoff returns for 1,431 yards and two touchdowns...Registered 10.6-yard punt return average on 34 returns for 364 yards and a touchdown...Contributed 10 receptions for 154 yards and four carries for 43 yards...Only player in the NFL in 2001 to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown as well as the lone player to produce three combined kick returns for a touchdown...Figure tied for the second highest in NFL history and was one shy of the NFL record held by seven players and most recently accomplished by Rick Upchurch with Denver in 1976...One of two players in the League during the season to register two kickoff returns for a touchdown...Inactive versus the New York Jets (10/28) with an injured left knee.
AMONG NFL LEADERS: Including two yards gained on a fumble recovery, amassed a team-record 1,994 combined net yards to lead all rookies and rank fourth in the League behind Priest Holmes' 2,169 yards for Kansas City, Marshall Faulk's 2,147 yards for St. Louis and Derrick Mason's 2,004 yards for Tennessee...Ranked first in the NFC and second in the NFL in kickoff return average.
PRO BOWL: Selected to Pro Bowl as kick returner...First rookie to earn distinction in team history as well as the first to be named as a kick returner or special teams player since kick returner Tyrone Hughes of the New Orleans Saints in 1993...Only rookie named to the Pro Bowl...One of two Panthers special teams performers to appear in game, joining punter Todd Sauerbrun...Selection of both to the Pro Bowl marked the second time in team history that two players were elected to the League's postseason all-star game...Kicker John Kasay and kick returner Michael Bates were chosen in 1996...Marked sixth consecutive season that Panthers had special teams performer named to contest.
HONORS: Only rookie named All-Pro by The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, Football Digest and The Sporting News.
PANTHERS TEAM RECORDS: Established Carolina single-season records for combined kick return yards and combined kick returns for a touchdown...Tied team mark for most kickoff returns for touchdowns...1,795 combined kick return yards surpassed Bates' record of 1,480 yards set in 1998...Three combined kick returns for touchdowns bettered Bates' mark of two established in 1999 while his two kickoff returns for touchdowns equaled Bates' Panthers record set in 1999...Total surpassed the previous team mark of 1,480 yards set by Bates in 1998...44.67 kickoff return average at Minnesota (9/9) set a team record, eclipsing Bates' mark of 38.50 yards set at Indianapolis (12/27/98)...Established team single-game marks at St. Louis (11/11) with 269 combined net yards, 267 combined kick return yards and 252 kickoff return yards.
At Minnesota (9/9): Returned the game's opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and finished with 134 yards on three kickoff returns, 25 yards on three punt returns and 16 receiving yards on his first NFL catch...Kickoff return for a touchdown was the first score in the NFL during the 2001 campaign and made him the first player to return a season-opening kickoff for a touchdown since Drew Hill of the Los Angeles Rams returned a kick 98 yards versus St. Louis (9/7/80)...First player since Terry Fair of Detroit (9/6/98) to return a kickoff for a touchdown in his first NFL game...44.67 kickoff return average set a team record, eclipsing Bates' mark of 38.50 yards set at Indianapolis (12/27/98)...Vs. New Orleans (10/14): Registered four kickoff returns for 104 yards, one reception for 11 yards and five punt returns for 102 yards including a 70-yarder for a touchdown in the fourth quarter...Punt return for a touchdown made him the first player in team history to return both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in the same season and in their Panthers career...206 combined kick return yards and 217 combined net yards surpassed team record of 200 yards set by Bates at Atlanta (10/4/98)...70-yard punt return was the second longest in team history...102 punt return yards ranked as the third highest total in team annals...At St. Louis (11/11): Compiled a team-record 252 kickoff return yards on seven returns, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that tied for the second longest in team history...Score marked his third combined kick return for a touchdown, surpassing the previous mark of two set by Bates in 1999...Added a 15-yard punt return and two-yard run to establish team single-game marks with 267 combined kick return yards and 269 combined net yards...Kick return yards bettered Bates' mark of 200 yards set at Atlanta (10/4/98) while his combined kick return yards and combined net yards surpassed records Steve established earlier in the season versus New Orleans...Vs. New England (1/6): An injury to Isaac Byrd enabled Steve to post first NFL start at wide receiver.

COLLEGE
Transferred to the University of Utah after two seasons at Santa Monica Junior College...Two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection...In two years at Utah, posted 78 catches for 1,603 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaged 11.9 yards on 72 punt returns for 860 yards and four touchdowns and 22.0 yards on 23 kickoff returns for 505 yards....Left as the school's all-time leader with a 20.6 yard average per catch, tied for first with four punt returns for a touchdown, and ranked second with 860 punt return yards...2000 (Sr.): All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection at wide receiver for Utah...Averaged 21.2 yards per catch on 35 receptions for 743 yards and four touchdowns with three scoring catches of more than 60 yards...Averaged 8.5 yards on 43 punt returns for 365 yards and one touchdown and 19.8 yards on 17 kickoff returns for 336 yards...Added five carries for 31 yards....Ranked second in the conference with an average of 147.5 all purpose yards per contest....1999 (Jr.): First-team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a returner and a second team choice at wide receiver...Led conference with an average of 140.5 all-purpose yards per game...Recorded a team-high 43 catches for 860 yards and eight touchdowns...Ranked fifth in the nation with a school-record 17.1 yard punt return average on 29 returns for 495 yards, another school record, and three touchdowns...Averaged 28.2 yards on six kickoff returns for 169 yards...Gained 21 yards rushing on three attempts...1998 (So.): Second-team All-Western State Conference South selection at Santa Monica Junior College...Registered 54 receptions for 847 yards and 13 touchdowns...Averaged a conference-best 32.8 yards on eight kickoff returns for 262 yards and one touchdown...1997 (Fr.): Earned all-conference honorable mention recognition...Recorded 29 catches for 259 yards and two touchdowns.

PERSONAL
Attended University HS in Los Angeles, Calif....Teammate of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco at Santa Monica Junior College...Named the Panthers Ed Courage Award winner in 2005.

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (3/13/14)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (4/10/12)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken left arm (1/1/10)...Reinstated to roster by Carolina (9/15/08)...Suspended for conduct detrimental to the team by Carolina (8/30/08)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (5/8/07)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken left fibula (10/27/04)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/1/04)...Selected by Carolina in the third round (74th overall) of 2001 NFL Draft (4/21/01).

GP/GS
Career (182/161) [9/9]; 2013 (15/15) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16); 2010 (14/14); 2009 (15/15); 2008 (14/14) [1/1]; 2007 (15/15); 2006 (14/14). 2005 (16/16) [3/3]; 2004 (1/1); 2003 (16/11) [4/4]; 2002 (15/13); 2001 (15/1).

2013
Started 15 games for Carolina...Finished second on the team with 64 catches and 745 receiving yards with four receiving touchdowns...Became the 29th player in NFL history to produce 800 career receptions and 22nd to compile 12,000 career receiving yards...Extended team-record consecutive game streak with a catch to 106...Key member of offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Ranks first in team history with 75 total touchdowns (67 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush), 67 receiving touchdowns, 836 receptions, 12,197 receiving yards, 14.59-yard receiving average and 43 games with 100 or more receiving yards...Stands second with 182 games played, 161 games started and 454 points scored...Totals place him 11th in NFL history for 100-yard receiving games, 19th for receiving yards and 25th for catches...One of two players, along with Tim Brown, in NFL history with at least 800 receptions and receiving, rushing, punt return and kickoff return touchdowns...Inactive with a knee injury at Atlanta (12/29)...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Posted four catches for 74 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 31-yard reception...Vs. Seattle (9/8): Caught a three-yard touchdown...At Minnesota (10/13): Grabbed a two-yard touchdown catch on fourth down...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Notched 800th career reception on a 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter...At Miami (11/24): Reached 12,000 career receiving yards on a 13-yard catch in the fourth quarter...Kept game-winning drive alive with a 19-yard reception on fourth-and-10 from the Carolina 20-yard line...At New Orleans (12/8): Outfought two Saints defenders to snare a 17-yard touchdown catch...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Suffered a sprained knee while running a route in the first quarter...Injury caused him to be inactive at Atlanta (12/29).

2012
Started 16 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers with 73 receptions and 1,174 yards with four touchdowns while becoming the 27th player in NFL history to amass 11,000 career receiving yards...Rushed for 27 yards on three attempts...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Attained 1,000 yards receiving for the seventh time in career and second consecutive season...Compiled 100 yards receiving in five games with 106 at Tampa Bay (9/9), 104 versus New Orleans (9/16), 118 at Chicago (10/28), 120 at Kansas City (12/2) and 109 versus Atlanta (12/9)...Extended team-record consecutive game streak with a catch to 91...Ranks first in team history with 71 total touchdowns (63 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush), 63 receiving touchdowns, 772 receptions, 11,452 receiving yards and 43 games with 100 or more receiving yards...Stands second with 167 games played, 146 games started, 430 points scored and 14.83-yard receiving average...Totals place him 11th in NFL history for 100-yard receiving games, 23rd for receiving yards and 27th for catches...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Posted an average of 34.7 yards per catch on three receptions for 104 yards...Marked the third-highest single-game average in team history (minimum three catches)...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Moved into second place for games played in franchise history with 156, surpassing the 155 games by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-04 and 2008-09...At Washington (11/4): Caught a back shoulder fade for a 19-yard touchdown...At Philadelphia (11/26): Recorded 60 yards on a team-high four receptions to become the 27th player in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards with 11,048...Achieved the milestone on a 14-yard catch in the first quarter...At Kansas City (12/2): Tallied a season-high 120 yards and one touchdown on five receptions...Hauled in a 23-yard, over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone on a fade route for a touchdown...Moved into second place for games started in franchise history with 142, bettering the 141 starts by safety Mike Minter from 1997-2006 and Muhammad...At San Diego (12/16): Made a diving, four-yard touchdown catch...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Scored on a 23-yard grab.

2011
Started 16 games for Carolina...Became the franchise's all-time leader in catches and receiving yards and the 35th player in NFL history to accumulate 10,000 career receiving yards...Led the Panthers with 79 receptions for 1,394 yards...Rushed six times for 56 yards...Average of 17.65 yards per catch ranks as the second highest in team history behind his record of 18.22 yards in 2008...Reached 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the sixth time in career...Generated six 100-yard receiving efforts with 178 yards at Arizona (9/11), 156 yards versus Green Bay (9/18), 181 yards at Chicago (10/2), 143 yards versus Washington (10/23), 100 yards versus Minnesota and 125 yards versus Atlanta (12/11)...Extended team-record consecutive game streak with a catch to 75...Ranks first in team history with 67 total touchdowns (59 receiving, 6 return, 2 rush), 59 receiving touchdowns, 699 receptions, 10,278 receiving yards, 14.70 receiving average, and 38 games with 100 or more receiving yards...Stands second with 406 points scored...PRO BOWL: Started at wide receiver in fifth career Pro Bowl appearance...Led the NFC with 118 yards and one touchdown on five catches...Scored on a 55-yard reception from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton...At Arizona (9/11): Compiled 178 yards, the fourth highest total of his career, and two touchdowns on a team-leading eight receptions...Scored on catches of 77 and 26 yards...77-yard touchdown reception stands as the second longest of his career behind an 80-yard touchdown catch at Detroit (10/16/05)...At Chicago (10/2): Amassed 181 yards on eight catches to become Panthers' all-time leading receiver with 9,414 yards, surpassing the 9,255 yards by Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-2004 and 2008-09...Set the record on a 53-yard reception in the first quarter...Accomplished milestone with 57 fewer catches than Muhammad (639 compared to 696)...181 yards are the third-highest total of career behind a team-record 201 yards versus Minnesota (10/30/05) and 189 yards at Baltimore (10/15/06)...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Hauled in a 54-yard touchdown catch...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Tallied a team-high 100 yards receiving and 22-yard touchdown on seven receptions...At Detroit (11/20): Caught a 15-yard touchdown and two-point conversion pass...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Set a team record with a catch in 71 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Wesley Walls who made a reception in 70 consecutive games from 1996-2001...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Produced 125 yards on a team-high six catches to become the 35th player in NFL history to total 10,000 receiving yards with 10,101...Reached the milestone on a 16-yard reception at the beginning of the second quarter...At Houston (12/18): Made a 26-yard touchdown grab...At New Orleans (1/1): Posted a team-high six catches for 86 yards with a 12-yard touchdown to become the Panthers' all-time leader with 699 receptions, eclipsing the 696 by Muhammad...Reached the milestone on a 20-yard reception in the final two minutes of the first half.

2010
Started 14 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers in receptions and receiving yards for the sixth consecutive season with 46 catches for 554 yards and two touchdowns...Marked seventh season overall as team leader in receptions and eighth as team leader in receiving yards...Rushed once for nine yards...Returned six punts for 47 yards...Inactive versus Chicago (10/10) with an ankle injury and at Atlanta (1/2) with a calf injury...At New York Giants (9/12): Scored on a 19-yard catch to become the Panthers' all-time leader with 51 receiving touchdowns, breaking a tie with Muhsin Muhammad, who totaled 50 receiving touchdowns from 1996-2004 and 2008-09...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/19): Caught a 37-yard touchdown to tie the team record for the second-most consecutive games with a touchdown reception with five, previously accomplished twice.

2009
Started 15 games...Missed the last game of the season after injuring left arm at the New York Giants (12/27) and being placed on injured reserve (1/1)...Led the Panthers with 65 receptions, 982 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns...Marked sixth season as team leader in catches and seventh as team leader in receiving yards...Produced two 100-yard receiving games...Rushed five times for 22 yards...At Atlanta (9/20): Generated 131 yards on eight receptions to record 31st career 100-yard receiving performance and sixth consecutive game with 100 yards versus an NFC South opponent...At Arizona (11/1): Made a 50-yard touchdown reception to tie Wesley Walls for second place in team history with 44 receiving touchdowns...Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Moved into second place in team history with 46 career receiving touchdowns, breaking a tie with Walls...Scored on two four-yard catches...Vs. Miami (11/19): Hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass with five minutes left in the fourth quarter to cut Dolphins' lead to 17-14...At New England (12/13): Caught a 41-yard touchdown among two receptions for 83 yards...Vs. Minnesota (12/20): Tallied season highs of nine catches and 157 yards with a 42-yard touchdown...Represented 32nd career 100-yard receiving outing...At New York Giants (12/27): Suffered a broken left arm on a hit from Giants safety Michael Johnson as he was crossing the goal line with a 27-yard touchdown reception.

2008
Started 14 games...Suspended for the first two games of the season for conduct detrimental to the team...Led Carolina with 78 receptions, 1,421 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns...Returned one punt for 10 yards...Ranked third in the NFL in receiving yards despite missing two games...Compiled eight 100-yard receiving efforts...Marked sixth season as the team leader in receiving yards and fifth as the team leader in catches...Recorded 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth consecutive season...Set a team record with an 18.2 yards per catch average, bettering the previous mark of 17.2 by Patrick Jeffers in 1999...HONORS: Selected to Pro Bowl for fourth time...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Caught 56-yard touchdown from quarterback Jake Delhomme in the second quarter...Vs. New Orleans (10/19): Hauled in a 39-yard touchdown from Delhomme in third quarter...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Scored two touchdowns on an 18-yard reception and a season-long 65-yard catch from Delhomme...At Green Bay (11/30): Made 54-yard catch with 1:31 remaining in game that led to winning touchdown in 35-31 come-from-behind victory...Also set up another touchdown with a 39-yard reception...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Recorded 38-yard touchdown reception from Delhomme in third quarter...Vs. Denver (12/14): Posted 15-yard touchdown catch in first quarter...At New Orleans (12/28): Caught 39-yard pass on final drive to set-up game-winning field goal in victory that clinched NFC South title...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Notched two receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown, scoring on an eight-yard catch.

2007
Started 15 games...Led Carolina with 87 catches, 1,002 receiving yards and seven touchdowns...Returned two punts for seven yards...Registered four 100-yard receiving games...Ranked seventh in the NFC and 15th in the NFL in receptions despite playing with four different starting quarterbacks...Represented fifth season as the Panthers leader in receiving yards and fourth as the team leader in receptions...Inactive with a shin injury at Green Bay (11/18)...At St. Louis (9/9): Notched a momentum changing 68-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter...Vs. Houston (9/16): Equaled own team record with three touchdown receptions, previously accomplished at Miami (9/25/05)...Scored on catches of seven, 12 and 74 yards...74-yard reception marked the second longest of his career, bettered only by an 80-yard catch at Detroit (10/16/05)...At New Orleans(10/7): Corralled a 17-yard touchdown catch from quarterback David Carr to tie the game at 13 with 3:59 remaining...At Arizona(10/7): Posted a season-high 10 catches...Marked sixth career regular season game with 10 or more receptions...65-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Vinny Testaverde with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter gave Carolina the lead...Vs. Dallas (12/22): Hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Moore...Enabled him to set a team record with 45 career touchdowns, including 37 receiving, two rushing, two on kickoff returns and four on punt returns.

2006
Led Carolina with 83 catches, 1,166 receiving yards and nine touchdowns (eight receiving and one rushing)...Returned nine punts for 30 yards and two kickoffs for minus one yard...Produced four 100-yard receiving games...Tied for seventh in the NFC in receptions, ranked sixth in receiving yards and tied for fifth in touchdown catches...Marked fourth time as the team leader in receiving yards and third as the leader in receptions...PRO BOWL: Earned third Pro Bowl appearance and second selection at wide receiver...Elected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner following rookie campaign in 2001...One of three Panthers chosen, joining defensive end Julius Peppers and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins...Fourth consecutive season that at least three Carolina players were selected to the Pro Bowl...At Tampa Bay (9/24): Returned from hamstring injury after missing the first two regular season games to compile 18th career 100-yard receiving game, including the postseason, with 112 yards on seven receptions...Vs. New Orleans (10/1): Led Carolina with 10 catches for 87 yards and scored a touchdown on a nine-yard reception...Moved into second place on the Panthers all-time receiving list, surpassing Wesley Walls, who accumulated 3,902 yards from 1996-2002...At Baltimore(10/15): Led the Panthers with eight catches for 189 yards and one touchdown, scoring on a 72-yard reception...189 receiving yards equaled the third-highest regular season single-game total in team history, previously accomplished by Muhsin Muhammad versus Washington (11/16/03), and stands as  the third-highest single-game total of his career behind a 218-yard performance in the NFC Divisional Playoffs at Chicago (1/15/06) and 201-yard effort versus Minnesota (10/30/05)...At Cincinnati (10/22):  Became the third player in team history to record 300 career receptions, joining Muhammad and Walls...Vs. Tampa Bay (11/13): Registered eight catches for 149 yards and one touchdown, scoring on a 36-yard reception, to post 21st career 100-yard receiving performance, including the postseason...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Scored Panthers only touchdown on a 62-yard catch.

2005
Led Carolina with 103 catches, 1,563 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches...Served as team's primary punt returner and averaged 10.6 yards on 27 returns with a long of 44...Averaged 20.3 yards on three kickoff returns with a long of 33...Achieved career highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches...Registered personal bests with 16 starts and nine 100-yard receiving games...Returned in 2005 after missing every game but season opener after suffering a broken left fibula versus Green Bay (9/13/04).
POSTSEASON: Started all three postseason contests...Registered 27 receptions for 335 yards and three touchdowns, four rushing attempts for 38 yards and one touchdown and three punt returns for 58 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown.
AMONG NFL LEADERS: Ranked first in the NFL with 729 yards after the catch (YAC) and four receptions of 60 yards or longer...Tied for first in the NFL with 27 third-down receptions and five receptions of 50 yards or longer...Ranked second in the NFL with 16 plays of 25 or more yards...Ranked fourth in the NFL with 10.6-yard punt return average...Tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 13 touchdowns.
AMONG PLAYERS IN NFL HISTORY: First receiver in NFL history to produce three games in one season with 11 or more catches and 169 or more receiving yards... Second player in NFL history to lead League in receptions on a team that posted more rushing attempts than pass attempts for the season, joining Art Monk, who achieved the feat with Washington in 1983...Average of 15.2 yards per catch is second-highest for NFL leader in receptions since 1980, trailing Sterling Sharpe's average of 15.8 yards for Green Bay in 1989...Tallied 903 receiving yards in the first eight games of the season, a total that ranks as the sixth-highest in NFL history for the first eight games since the League expanded to a 16-game format in 1978.
AMONG NFL POSTSEASON LEADERS: Led NFL in receptions, receiving yards, total touchdowns and with 373 yards from scrimmage...Marked second postseason that he led NFL in receptions, receiving yards and total yards from scrimmage...Led NFL in those categories at end of the 2003 postseason.
AMONG PLAYERS IN POSTSEASON HISTORY: With punt return for a touchdown in NFC Championship game at Seattle (1/22), Smith became only player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a pass reception, run, and punt return in the same postseason...With 10 catches at the New York Giants in the NFC Wild Card game (1/8/06) and 12 receptions at Chicago (1/15/06) in the NFC Divisional playoffs, Smith became third player in NFL history to post 10 or more receptions in consecutive postseason contests, joining Tony Nathan (1984-85) and Jerry Rice (1994-95).
PANTHERS TEAM RECORDS: Established team single-season records for receptions, receiving yards, and 100-yard receiving games...Set team single-game records for receptions and receiving yards...Tied team single-game marks for touchdown receptions and total touchdowns...103 receptions bettered previous mark of 102 established by Muhsin Muhammad in 2000...1,563 receiving yards surpassed Muhammad's mark of 1,405 yards set in 2004...Nine 100-yard receiving outings bettered Muhammad's record of eight established in 2004...14 receptions at Chicago (11/20) eclipsed previous mark of 11 receptions that was achieved four times in team history, most recently by Smith earlier in the season versus Minnesota (10/30)...201 receiving yards versus Minnesota (10/30) bettered previous team record of 192 yards recorded by Muhammad at New Orleans (9/13/98)...Three touchdown catches at Miami (9/25) matched team record achieved twice by Muhammad, at San Francisco (11/14/04) and versus San Francisco (12/18/99)...Three total touchdowns at Miami (9/25) equaled team record most recently accomplished by Stephen Davis versus New England (9/18/05)...12 touchdown receptions matched the 1999 totals of Patrick Jeffers and Wesley Walls for the second-highest single-season total in team history behind 16 recorded by Muhammad in 2004...13 total touchdowns ranks second behind Muhammad's 16 touchdowns in 2004...Four consecutive 100-yard receiving games stands second behind Jeffers team record of five recorded in 1999...80-yard reception at Detroit (10/16) ranks as the third-longest in team history behind Willie Green's 89-yard reception versus Atlanta (12/17/95) and Jeffers' 88-yard catch at Pittsburgh (12/26/90).
NFL POSTSEASON RECORD: Established an NFL postseason record with 27 receptions, surpassing the previous mark of 23 by Anthony Carter with Minnesota in the 1987 postseason...Punt return for touchdown in NFC championship game at Seattle (1/22/06) enabled Smith to become the first player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a pass reception, run and punt return in the same postseason.
PRO BOWL: Earned his second Pro Bowl appearance and his first selection at wide receiver...Elected to the Pro Bowl as a kick returner following his rookie campaign in 2001... Second wide receiver in team history to be selected to the Pro Bowl, joining Muhsin Muhammad who was chosen in 1999 and 2004...One of four Panthers chosen, joining quarterback Jake Delhomme, defensive end Julius Peppers and guard Mike Wahle...Third consecutive season that four Carolina players were selected to the Pro Bowl...Selection of Smith and Delhomme marked second in team history that a quarterback and wide receiver were chosen in the same season...Beuerlein and Muhammad were selected in 1999...Second time in team history that three offensive players were chosen...Beuerlein, Muhammad and tight end Wesley Walls were selected in 1999...One of three players from the Panthers 2001 draft class to earn Pro Bowl recognition, joining linebacker Dan Morgan, a 2004 choice, and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, chosen in 2002 and 2003.
HONORS: Comeback Player of the Year by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association...First-team All-Pro choice by The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association......All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association.
NFC PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named NFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month for October...Tallied 27 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns...Only player to earn player-of-the-month recognition during the season...Earned recognition for the first time of his career after recording 100-yard efforts in final three games of the month...Tallied 12 yards on two catches versus Green Bay (10/3), 119 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches at Arizona (10/9), 123 yards and a touchdown on six catches at Detroit (10/16), and a team-record 201 yards and one touchdown on 11 catches versus Minnesota (10/30).
Vs. New Orleans (9/11): Tallied eight catches for 138 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 33-yard catch...Eighth career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...First regular season action since suffering broken left fibula nearly one year ago in 2004 season opener versus Green Bay (9/13/04).
At Miami (9/25): Amassed 170 yards and three touchdowns on 11 catches...Scored on receptions of one, three and 53 yards...Equaled a club mark with a career-high three touchdown catches...Equaled club mark and matched personal-best with three total touchdowns...Tied wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad's single-game record for touchdown receptions, previously accomplished twice, most recently at San Francisco (11/14/04)...Equaled team record with three total touchdowns most recently achieved earlier in the season by Stephen Davis versus New England (9/18/05)...Tied career high with three total touchdowns, matching effort versus Cincinnati (12/8/02) when he scored touchdowns on two punt returns and a reception...Second career contest with 10 or more receptions...Second 100-yard performance of the season and ninth of his career, including the playoffs...Second career game with 10 or more receptions.
Vs. Green Bay (10/3): Gained 12 yards on two receptions...Moved into third place on the Panthers all-time receiving list with 2,550 receiving yards...Surpassed wide receiver Mark Carrier, who recorded 2,547 receiving yards from 1995-1998.
At Arizona (10/9): Garnered 119 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches...Scored on a 65-yard reception and decisive fourth-quarter four-yard reception...Second game of the season with two touchdowns...Compiled third 100-yard outing of the season...10th-career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...Scored the go-ahead touchdown on a four-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
At Detroit (10/16): Posted six catches for 123 yards and one touchdown to produce his second consecutive and fourth 100-yard receiving effort of the season...Scored on an 80-yard reception, the longest catch of his career and the third-longest reception in team history...11th career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs.
Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Set a Panthers single-game record with a career-high 201 receiving yards and tied a team single-game record and personal best with 11 catches...Yardage exceeded the previous team mark of 192 yards by Muhammad at New Orleans (9/13/98) and bettered Smith's previous career best of 170 yards at Miami (9/25/05)...Effort marked third consecutive and fifth 100-yard receiving effort of the season...Posted a 69-yard catch, his fourth reception of the year 50 yards or longer and third of 60 yards or longer...Scored on a 13-yard catch in second quarter that culminated first half in which he posted seven receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown...Third consecutive and fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season...12th career 100-yard receiving game, including the playoffs...Third career game with 10 or more receptions.
At Tampa Bay (11/6): Led Carolina with five catches for 106 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 35-yard reception in the fourth quarter...Produced his fourth consecutive and sixth 100-yard receiving effort of the season, the second-longest streak in team history behind Patrick Jeffers' five consecutive 100-yard games in 1999...13th career 100-yard receiving contest, including the playoffs.
At Chicago (11/20): Amassed 14 catches for 169 yards...Set team single-game record for receptions bettering mark of 11 achieved four times, most recently by himself earlier in the season versus Minnesota (10/30)...Became first player in NFL history to produce three games in one season with 11 or more catches and 169 or more receiving yards...Registered 11 catches for 170 yards at Miami (9/25) and 11 catches for 201 yards versus Minnesota (10/30)...Fourth career game with 10 or more receptions...Equaled team record with seventh 100-yard performance of the season, matching Muhammad's mark achieved in 2004...14th career 100-yard receiving game, including the playoffs.
Vs. Atlanta (12/4): Scored on 18-yard touchdown catch...Score marked sixth time in team history that a player scored at least 10 touchdowns in a season.
Vs. Tampa Bay (12/11): Led the Panthers with five receptions for 103 yards...Accounted for 55 yards on two punt returns, including a season-long 44-yarder...Set team-record with eighth 100-yard receiving effort of the season, surpassing the previous mark of seven by Muhammad in 2004...15th career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...Posted a 60-yard catch, his fifth of the season 50 yards or longer...Average of 20.6 yards per catch marked third game of the that he recorded at least five receptions and averaged more than 20 yards.
At New Orleans (12/18): Registered 85 receiving yards and a touchdown on six receptions and scored on a 20-yard reverse, his lone rushing attempts of the game...Touchdown catch was 15 yards...Increased season total to team-record 1,414 receiving yards, bettering the previous mark of 1,405 set by Muhammad in 2004...Became first player other than a running back or quarterback to score a rushing touchdown for the Panthers since Raghib Ismail scored on a 35-yard run versus the New York Giants (11/10/96).
At Atlanta (1/1): Led Panthers with nine catches for 131 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 42-yard reception...Nine receptions enabled him to set team single-season records with of 103 catches, surpassing mark of 102 set by Muhsin Muhammad in 1999...Registered team-record ninth 100-yard receiving contest and the 16th of his career, including the playoffs...Touchdown reception improved season total to 12, matching second-highest total in team history recorded by Patrick Jeffers and Wesley Walls in 1999...Scoring reception was 13th total touchdown of season, a figure that ranked second in team history behind the 16 tallied by Muhammad in 2004.
NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Led Carolina with 10 catches for 84 yards and one touchdown...Rushed once for 12 yards...Scored on a 22-yard reception and 12-yard run on end-around...Fifth career game with 10 or more receptions, including the playoffs.
NFC Divisional Playoff at Chicago (1/15): Totaled 244 yards from scrimmage...Amassed 218 yards receiving and two touchdowns on 12 receptions...Rushed three times for 26 yards...Established NFL single-game postseason highs in 2005 for receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage... Scored on receptions of 58 and 39 yards...218 receiving yards represented the most in team history and fourth-highest total in NFL postseason history...12 receptions tied for the second-highest total in NFL postseason history...Became third player in NFL history to post 10 or more receptions in consecutive postseason contests, joining Tony Nathan (1984-85) and Jerry Rice (1994-95)...Marked third-career 100-yard postseason receiving game and 17th overall...Sixth career game with 10 or more receptions, including the playoffs.
NFC Championship at Seattle (1/22): Tied for team lead with five receptions for 33 yards...Returned punt 59 yards for a touchdown...Five catches enabled Smith to establish NFL postseason record with 27 receptions, bettering previous mark of 23 set by Anthony Carter with Minnesota during 1987 postseason...59-yard punt return enabled him to become first player in NFL history to score a touchdown on a pass reception, run and punt return in the same postseason.

2004
Started in season opener and was inactive for the next five contests before being placed on injured reserve with a broken left fibula (10/27)...Notched six catches for 60 yards...Vs. Green Bay (9/13): Suffered a broken left fibula while being tackled after a reception.

2003
Started 11 of the 16 games he played...Led Panthers with career highs of 88 receptions, 1,110 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, including 67-yard score...Accounted for 44 punt returns for 439 yards and 11 kickoff returns for 309 yards in addition to rushing for 42 yards...1,900 combined net yards marked his third consecutive season with at least 1,900 combined net yards and ranked as the third highest total in team history...Posted third-highest single-season total in team history for receptions and receiving yards...Fifth player in team history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season...Team's leading receiver in 10 contests...All three 100-yard receiving games recorded during season occurred consecutively, equaling the second-longest streak in team history set by Muhsin Muhammad in 1999...Member of a receiving corps that garnered 100 catches for 1,472 yards and eight touchdowns during its last eight games.
AMONG NFL LEADERS: Second in the NFL among non-running backs with 1,900 combined net yards, trailing Kansas City's Dante Hall, who compiled 2,446 yards...Ranked fourth in NFC in receptions and seventh in receiving yards...Combined with teammate Muhsin Muhammad, who accumulated 54 receptions for 837 yards, to rank second in the NFC with 142 combined receptions and fourth with 1,947 combined receiving yards...Ranked second in the NFL with 6.3 yards after the catch, behind only Houston's Andre Johnson.
GAME-WINNING CONTRIBUTIONS: Provided significant contributions to five game-winning drives for Carolina during the regular season...36-yard punt return to Panthers 46-yard line in season opener versus Jacksonville (9/7) put Panthers in position for decisive drive in 24-23 win...52-yard punt return in overtime at Tampa Bay (9/14) gave Carolina advantageous field position for drive that culminated with game-winning field goal in 12-9 victory...Held on to five-yard touchdown reception versus Tampa Bay (11/9) with 1:06 left in the game that was decisive score in 27-24 win...Leaping 30-yard reception versus Washington (11/16) put team in position for winning touchdown run by Stephen Davis with 1:09 remaining in game in 20-17 victory...Caught five passes for 43 yards on the team's final possession at Arizona (12/14) that resulted in game-winning field goal with four seconds remaining in 20-17 victory that clinched the NFC South Division title...Efforts helped Panthers tie NFL single-season record with seven wins by three points or less in addition to equaling League mark with three overtime wins.
POSTSEASON: Started all four contests...Totaled 18 catches for 404 yards and three touchdowns with a long reception of 70 yards...Gained 41 yards on two kickoff returns, 15 yards on four punt returns and seven yards on a rushing attempt...Led NFL in receptions, receiving yards and yards from scrimmage...Led League in third down receiving with seven receptions for 244 yards...All three touchdown catches came on third down...Led team in touchdown catches...Notched two 100-yard receiving contests to increase career total to seven...404 receiving yards were most recorded by a player during the postseason since 1988 when San Francisco's Jerry Rice totaled 409 yards.
NFL POSTSEASON RECORDS: Game-winning 69-yard touchdown in second overtime at St. Louis (1/10/04) during the NFC Divisional playoffs stands as the longest play to end a playoff game in League history and concluded a contest that ranks as the fifth-longest game in NFL history...Combined with fellow wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad, who produced 352 receiving yards during the playoffs, to generate 756 receiving yards and set an NFL postseason record for the most combined receiving yards by two teammates...Two wide receivers became first receiving tandem in League history to each average more than 22 yards per reception with a minimum of 10 receptions each...First duo to each boast a reception of 70 yards or longer during the same postseason.
At Tampa Bay (9/14): 52-yard punt return in overtime set up game-winning John Kasay field goal.
At Indianapolis (10/12): Led team with six receptions for 103 yards, including 52-yard touchdown in third quarter that gave Carolina 17-13 lead, enabling team to overcome 13-3 halftime deficit...Third career 100-yard receiving contest.
Vs. Tennessee (10/19): Established career-highs with 10 receptions for 151 yards, including 67-yard touchdown that was the longest scoring catch of the season and the team's longest offensive play of the season...Contributed two kickoff returns for 69 yards and three punt returns for 14 yards...Lost two yards on one rushing attempt...232 combined net yards is the third highest total of his career and in team history...Performance made him responsible for the top four single-game performances in team history for combined net yards...Second consecutive 100-yard receiving game and the fourth of his career.
At New Orleans (10/26): Recorded third consecutive 100-yard receiving contest with nine catches for 100 yards...Tied Muhammad's 1999 effort for the second-longest string of 100-yard receiving contests in team history...Fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Vs. Tampa Bay (11/9): Led team with nine catches for 72 yards, including game-winning five-yard touchdown reception with 1:06 remaining in the game...Playing without injured running back Stephen Davis, Smith paced a receiving corps that produced 17 of the team's 20 receptions and generated 263 of the team's 277 receiving yards, the group's highest output of the season in both categories.
Vs. Washington (11/16): Produced four catches for 50 yards...Included leaping 30-yard reception during game-winning drive that set up Davis' decisive touchdown run.
At Arizona (12/14): Garnered nine receptions for 99 yards...Accounted for five catches for 43 yards on the team's final drive that resulted in game-winning field goal that clinched NFC South division title...Receiving yardage enabled him to become the fifth receiver in team history to surpass 1,000-yard receiving plateau...First Panthers player since Muhammad in 2000 to gain 1,000 receiving yards.
At New York Giants (12/28): Notched 53-yard punt return for a touchdown...Punt return for touchdown was the fourth of his career, a Carolina record and his sixth combined kick return for a score, another Panthers record.
NFC Wild Card vs. Dallas (1/3): Led the team with five receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown...Returned three punts for 13 yards and one kickoff for 11 yards...Touchdown was acrobatic 32-yard reception in third quarter that gave Carolina 23-3 advantage...Totals also included career-long 70-yarder that set up Panthers first score on drive that resulted in field goal...Reception bettered previous career long of 69 yards recorded versus Chicago (12/22/02)...Marked sixth career 100-yard receiving effort, including the playoffs...First player to record 27.0-yard average per reception with a minimum of five receptions during the postseason since Isaac Bruce averaged 27.0 yards on six catches for the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV versus Tennessee (1/30/00)...Combined with Muhammad, who recorded 103 receiving yards, to become the first Panthers duo to gain 100 receiving yards in the same game since 2002 contest versus Cincinnati (12/8/02)...Joined Muhammad to become the first duo since 1996 to average 25 or more yards per catch with a minimum of four catches since Robert Brooks and Keith Jackson for Green Bay versus San Francisco (1/6/96)...Contest also produced 100-yard rusher in Stephen Davis, who totaled 104 yards rushing...Marked first time a team has produced two 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher in the same postseason game since Buffalo versus Miami (1/12/91) when Andre Reed registered 122 yards receiving, James Lofton totaled 149 yards receiving, and Thurman Thomas totaled 117 yards rushing.
NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/10): Established career-high 163 yards on six catches and scored one touchdown...Rushed once for seven yards...Touchdown was 69-yarder on the first play of the second overtime that stands as the longest play to end a playoff game in League history and ended contest that ranked as the fifth longest game in NFL history...Seventh career 100-yard receiving game and second consecutive 100-yard effort of the postseason...Effort increased his combined postseason total to 11 catches for 298 receiving yards in first two playoff games of his career...298 receiving yards ranked second in NFL history for a player appearing in the first two postseason games of his career behind Minnesota's Anthony Carter, who amassed 306 yards in 1987...298 receiving yards in two-game span within same postseason were the most since Randy Moss recorded 315 in 2000...Produced consecutive 100-yard receiving games during the postseason for the first time since 2001 when Willie Jackson for New Orleans versus St. Louis (12/30/00) and at Minnesota (1/8/01)...First player to average 27.0 yards per reception with a minimum of five catches in consecutive postseason games since Charlie Brown achieved the feat with Washington in 1984 in contests versus the Los Angeles Rams (1/1/84) and the San Francisco 49ers (1/8/84).
NFC Championship at Philadelphia (1/18): Accounted for three catches for 26 yards...Drew crucial pass interference call in the end zone in the third quarter to set up a one-yard touchdown run by DeShaun Foster, increasing Panthers advantage to 14-3.
Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. New England (2/1): Registered 80 yards receiving on four catches and one touchdown...Returned one kickoff for 30 yards and one punt for two yards...Touchdown was 39-yarder in second quarter for Panthers first score.

2002
Earned the starting job at wide receiver during training camp...Started 13 of the 15 games he played...Served as the primary returner on special teams...Led the Panthers with 872 receiving yards and ranked second with 54 catches...Tied for second with three touchdown catches...Averaged 8.5 yards on 55 punt returns for 470 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 87-yarder...Averaged 22.0 yards on 26 kickoff returns for 571 yards, with a long of 51 yards...16.1-yard average per catch ranked second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL among players with 50 or more receptions...1,909 combined net yards ranked seventh in the NFL...Served one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team versus Atlanta (11/24)...PLAYER OF THE WEEK/MONTH: Named NFC Special Team Player of the Week versus Cincinnati (12/8) after generating a team-record 313 combined net yards...Became the only NFL player in 2002 to record two punt returns for a touchdown and second player in NFL history to record two punt returns for touchdowns and a touchdown reception in the same game...First performer in team history other than a kicker or punter to earn special teams award...Vs. Cincinnati (12/8): Amassed team-record 313 combined net yards...Returned three punts for 153 yards and two touchdowns...Caught five passes for a career-high 144 yards and a touchdown...313 combined net yards ranked as the second-highest single-game total in the NFL for the season, trailing only the 356 generated by Michael Lewis of New Orleans at Washington (10/13/02)...Scored three touchdowns on a 61-yard punt return, 31-yard reception and 87-yard punt return...Earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition...Became second player in NFL history to return two punts for touchdowns and catch a touchdown pass in the same game....First was Jermaine Lewis, whose accomplishment came for Baltimore versus Seattle (12/7/97)...Both players were coached by current Panthers special teams coach Scott O'Brien...Established team single-game records for longest punt return, most punt return yards, highest punt return average, most punt returns for a touchdown, most combined kick returns for a touchdown and most combined net yards...Became the only NFL player in 2002 to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game and...10th player in NFL history to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game...Tied team single-game records for most touchdowns in a game and most points in a game, most recently achieved by Muhsin Muhammad versus San Francisco (12/18/99)...51.0-yard punt return average and 87-yard punt return eclipsed the previous team marks of a 34.33 average and an 84-yard long set by Winslow Oliver at New Orleans (9/8/96)...153 punt return yards surpassed the record of 107 yards set by Eric Guliford versus Indianapolis (12/3/95)...313 combined net yards surpassed his own mark of 269 yards accomplished the previous season at St. Louis (11/11/01).

2001
Only rookie elected to the Pro Bowl...Played in 15 games with one start...Posted 25.6-yard kickoff return average on 56 kickoff returns for 1,431 yards and two touchdowns...Registered 10.6-yard punt return average on 34 returns for 364 yards and a touchdown...Contributed 10 receptions for 154 yards and four carries for 43 yards...Only player in the NFL in 2001 to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown as well as the lone player to produce three combined kick returns for a touchdown...Figure tied for the second highest in NFL history and was one shy of the NFL record held by seven players and most recently accomplished by Rick Upchurch with Denver in 1976...One of two players in the League during the season to register two kickoff returns for a touchdown...Inactive versus the New York Jets (10/28) with an injured left knee.
AMONG NFL LEADERS: Including two yards gained on a fumble recovery, amassed a team-record 1,994 combined net yards to lead all rookies and rank fourth in the League behind Priest Holmes' 2,169 yards for Kansas City, Marshall Faulk's 2,147 yards for St. Louis and Derrick Mason's 2,004 yards for Tennessee...Ranked first in the NFC and second in the NFL in kickoff return average.
PRO BOWL: Selected to Pro Bowl as kick returner...First rookie to earn distinction in team history as well as the first to be named as a kick returner or special teams player since kick returner Tyrone Hughes of the New Orleans Saints in 1993...Only rookie named to the Pro Bowl...One of two Panthers special teams performers to appear in game, joining punter Todd Sauerbrun...Selection of both to the Pro Bowl marked the second time in team history that two players were elected to the League's postseason all-star game...Kicker John Kasay and kick returner Michael Bates were chosen in 1996...Marked sixth consecutive season that Panthers had special teams performer named to contest.
HONORS: Only rookie named All-Pro by The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, Football Digest and The Sporting News.
PANTHERS TEAM RECORDS: Established Carolina single-season records for combined kick return yards and combined kick returns for a touchdown...Tied team mark for most kickoff returns for touchdowns...1,795 combined kick return yards surpassed Bates' record of 1,480 yards set in 1998...Three combined kick returns for touchdowns bettered Bates' mark of two established in 1999 while his two kickoff returns for touchdowns equaled Bates' Panthers record set in 1999...Total surpassed the previous team mark of 1,480 yards set by Bates in 1998...44.67 kickoff return average at Minnesota (9/9) set a team record, eclipsing Bates' mark of 38.50 yards set at Indianapolis (12/27/98)...Established team single-game marks at St. Louis (11/11) with 269 combined net yards, 267 combined kick return yards and 252 kickoff return yards.
At Minnesota (9/9): Returned the game's opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and finished with 134 yards on three kickoff returns, 25 yards on three punt returns and 16 receiving yards on his first NFL catch...Kickoff return for a touchdown was the first score in the NFL during the 2001 campaign and made him the first player to return a season-opening kickoff for a touchdown since Drew Hill of the Los Angeles Rams returned a kick 98 yards versus St. Louis (9/7/80)...First player since Terry Fair of Detroit (9/6/98) to return a kickoff for a touchdown in his first NFL game...44.67 kickoff return average set a team record, eclipsing Bates' mark of 38.50 yards set at Indianapolis (12/27/98)...Vs. New Orleans (10/14): Registered four kickoff returns for 104 yards, one reception for 11 yards and five punt returns for 102 yards including a 70-yarder for a touchdown in the fourth quarter...Punt return for a touchdown made him the first player in team history to return both a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown in the same season and in their Panthers career...206 combined kick return yards and 217 combined net yards surpassed team record of 200 yards set by Bates at Atlanta (10/4/98)...70-yard punt return was the second longest in team history...102 punt return yards ranked as the third highest total in team annals...At St. Louis (11/11): Compiled a team-record 252 kickoff return yards on seven returns, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that tied for the second longest in team history...Score marked his third combined kick return for a touchdown, surpassing the previous mark of two set by Bates in 1999...Added a 15-yard punt return and two-yard run to establish team single-game marks with 267 combined kick return yards and 269 combined net yards...Kick return yards bettered Bates' mark of 200 yards set at Atlanta (10/4/98) while his combined kick return yards and combined net yards surpassed records Steve established earlier in the season versus New Orleans...Vs. New England (1/6): An injury to Isaac Byrd enabled Steve to post first NFL start at wide receiver.

COLLEGE
Transferred to the University of Utah after two seasons at Santa Monica Junior College...Two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection...In two years at Utah, posted 78 catches for 1,603 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaged 11.9 yards on 72 punt returns for 860 yards and four touchdowns and 22.0 yards on 23 kickoff returns for 505 yards....Left as the school's all-time leader with a 20.6 yard average per catch, tied for first with four punt returns for a touchdown, and ranked second with 860 punt return yards...2000 (Sr.): All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection at wide receiver for Utah...Averaged 21.2 yards per catch on 35 receptions for 743 yards and four touchdowns with three scoring catches of more than 60 yards...Averaged 8.5 yards on 43 punt returns for 365 yards and one touchdown and 19.8 yards on 17 kickoff returns for 336 yards...Added five carries for 31 yards....Ranked second in the conference with an average of 147.5 all purpose yards per contest....1999 (Jr.): First-team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a returner and a second team choice at wide receiver...Led conference with an average of 140.5 all-purpose yards per game...Recorded a team-high 43 catches for 860 yards and eight touchdowns...Ranked fifth in the nation with a school-record 17.1 yard punt return average on 29 returns for 495 yards, another school record, and three touchdowns...Averaged 28.2 yards on six kickoff returns for 169 yards...Gained 21 yards rushing on three attempts...1998 (So.): Second-team All-Western State Conference South selection at Santa Monica Junior College...Registered 54 receptions for 847 yards and 13 touchdowns...Averaged a conference-best 32.8 yards on eight kickoff returns for 262 yards and one touchdown...1997 (Fr.): Earned all-conference honorable mention recognition...Recorded 29 catches for 259 yards and two touchdowns.

PERSONAL
Attended University HS in Los Angeles, Calif....Teammate of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco at Santa Monica Junior College...Named the Panthers Ed Courage Award winner in 2005.

 

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