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Steve Smith, Sr.

Steve Smith, Sr. finished his career as Carolina's all-time best wide receiver and return man. He is the franchise's all-time leader in career receiving yards (12,197), receiving touchdowns (67), total touchdowns (75), scrimmage yards (12,584), all-purpose yards (16,614) and 100-yard receiving games (43).

Smith set a franchise record for most receiving yards in a season (1,563, 2005), tied for second in touchdowns in a season (12) and second in receptions in a season (103). 

A five-time Pro Bowler, Smith finished his 16-year career with 14,731 total receiving yards with the Panthers and Ravens, ranking eighth all-time in NFL history at the time of his retirement.

A fiery competitor, Smith created memories of incredible plays and heart-stopping moments. In 2003, he caught a 69-yard touchdown pass for a walk-off divisional round playoff win in double overtime in St. Louis. In 2005, he tallied 218 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a playoff win at Chicago, posting the fifth-highest receiving total in a playoff game in NFL history.

Smith was inducted into the Hall of Honor on October 6, 2019.

Steve Smith Sr. Hall of Honor banquet speech

Watch Steve Smith Sr.'s speech at the Hall of Honor banquet prior to Sunday's induction ceremony.