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Ravens WR Smith beats defensive backs, adversity

Updated: January 27, 2013, 3:59 PM ET
Associated Press

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By DAVID GINSBURG

AP Sports Writer

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- On game day, Torrey Smith is a whirlwind of dreadlocks, speed and big-play catches.

None of this provides a hint of the hurdles he had to overcome to become the deep threat the Baltimore Ravens needed to make it to the Super Bowl.

After helping his single mother raise six other children, a chore that included working after school as a teenager, Smith accepted ...

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