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Torrey Smith announces retirement from the NFL

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The Terps football great leaves the game at 30 years old.

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Maryland football great Torrey Smith has officially announced his retirement from the NFL.

The two-time Super Bowl champion wide receiver was released by the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 1, but at 30 years old, was expected by many to sign with another team.

Instead, Smith will be hanging up his pads and cleats for good.

The Baltimore native played for the Terps from 2008-10 and put his mark on the program. He ranks first in both program and ACC history in career kickoff return yards with 2,983, and he also holds the Maryland record for career all-purpose yards with 5,624.

Smith was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2011, eventually helping the team win a Super Bowl in February 2013. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, and since then won another championship with the Philadelphia Eagles and played for the Panthers.

Before his retirement, Smith was third among active players in yards per reception (16.1). He finished his career with 119 regular season games played, totaling 319 catches for 5,141 yards and 41 touchdowns. And in seven postseason bouts, he hauled in 33 grabs for 571 yards and five touchdowns.

Watch his retirement announcement, published by Uninterrupted, below: