Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, left, hugs wide receiver Torrey Smith after an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Baltimore. Baltimore won 31-30.
Smith, who was playing less than 24 hours after the death of his 19-year-old brother, had six catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Ravens.
Tevin Jones, 19, died late Saturday night in Virginia. Smith left the team hotel at 1 a.m. Sunday and spent much of the day with his family before heading back to Baltimore.
“I texted my mom when I got to the stadium. That was when I knew I was going to play,” Smith said. “She was excited about it. She said, ’He’d want you to play.”’
Such a sad story.