Carolina's all-time leading receiver and Hall of Honor member Steve Smith Sr. turned 41 on Tuesday.
A Charlotte native who's affectionately known as "Smitty" throughout the Carolina fan base, literally brought the house down during the 2019 Hall of Honor induction ceremony as his speech culminated in him donning his Super Bowl XXXVIII No. 89 jersey.
Smith remains Carolina's all-time leading receiver with 12,197 career receiving yards, 67 receiving touchdowns, 75 total touchdowns and 43 100-yard receiving games as a Panther.
Over his career with the Panthers and Ravens, he was named to the Pro Bowl five times, AP All-Pro four times and was NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2005 as he led the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Smith has made tremendous impact in the Charlotte community through his Steve Smith Family Foundation, including recently working with the Convoy of Hope and Elevation Outreach to bring food supplies to help those in need during the pandemic. His foundation has held a number of other events throughout the calendar year, including a bowling event to help strike out domestic violence.
View photos from The Steve Smith Family Foundation's sixth annual Strike Out Domestic Violence bowling event at 10 Park Lanes on Saturday February 23rd, 2019.
Smith now works for NFL Network where he's been an analyst for the past three seasons. He has had a number of fun interactions with new Panthers wideout DJ Moore, including lofty praise when the Panthers selected Moore in the first round in 2018. This past April, he said that the Panthers improved the most in the league after selecting seven straight defensive players.