Smith Calls It Quits

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Former USC All-American WR Steve Smith has decided to retire after six seasons in the NFL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Smith was a second round pick of the New York Giants in 2007, and formed an instant connection with QB Eli Manning.  He helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII (5 catches for 50 yards) as a rookie (pictured), and then went on to make the Pro Bowl after breaking the franchise record for receptions in a season (107).

Unfortunately, Smith's career was derailed in 2010 when he suffered a serious knee injury.  He played for the Eagles in 2011 and the Rams in 2012, but never regained his form, catching just 25 passes combined the previous two seasons.  Smith signed with the Bucs in the offseason before reportedly announcing his retirement today.

While at USC, Smith won a pair of national championships, including taking a starring role in the 2005 BCS National Championship Game with three touchdown catches.  He is sixth on USC's career receptions list.


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