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12. Steve Smith
One of the greatest offensive players in Carolina Panthers history, Steve Smith had seven seasons as a Panther where he eclipsed the 1,000 Yard mark in Receiving Yards.  His best season was in 2005 where he would win the Wide Receiver’s “Triple Crown” by leading the NFL in Receptions, Receiving Yards, and Receiving Touchdowns. 

Finishing off his pro career with three seasons as a Baltimore Raven, Smith would accrue another 1,000 Yard season.  Stat-wise, he could get a look as he finished his career 7th in All-Purpose Yards and Receiving Yards.  The five Pro Bowl and two First Team All-Pro Selections don’t hurt his case either.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers
  • College: Utah
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 74th Overall in 2001
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All-Pro Selection (2) (2001 & 2005)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (1) (2008)
    Pro Bowl Selections (5) (2001, 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2011)
    AP Comeback Player of the Year (1) (2011)
    PFWA Comeback Player of the Year (1) (2011)
    All-Rookie (2001)
    Most Receptions (1) (2005)
    Most Receiving Yards (1) (2005)
    Most Receiving Touchdowns (1) (2005)
    Most Receiving Yards per Game (1) (2008)
    Most Punt Returns (1) (2002)
    Most Returns (1) (2001)
    Super Bowl Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (2) (2003 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (4) (2005, 2006, 2008 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (2) (2005 & 2006)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (4) (2005, 2006, 2008 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (1) (2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards From Scrimmage (4) (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (1) (2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (1) (2001)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (3) (2001, 2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (2) (2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Returns (2) (2001 & 2002)
    Top Ten FInishes: Return Yards (1) (2001)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 8. Receiving Yards: 14,731
    9. All Purpose Yards: 15,141
    12. Receptions: 1,031
    24. Yards from Scrimmage: 15,141
    28. Receiving Touchdowns: 81
    38. Receiving Yards per Game: 67.3
    38. Touchdowns: 89
    60. Punt Return Yards: 1,684
    61. Punt Returns: 180
    79. Returns: 278
    100. Return Yards: 4,055

Should Steve Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 78.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.3%
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