CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Veteran wide receiver Steve Smith is showing no signs of slowing down as he continues his march toward possibly becoming the first Panther in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Smith’s latest 100-yard receiving game Sunday against Atlanta was the 43rd of his career, putting him in the top 10 in NFL history.
He currently ranks 26th all-time in yards receiving and 32nd in receptions.
And while those numbers might not be quite good enough to earn him a bronze bust in Canton, Ohio, those who best know the 33-year-old best say he’s far from finished.
Coach Ron Rivera says Smith “still plays like he’s 22.”
Smith is in his 12th NFL season and again leads Carolina in receptions and enters Sunday’s game against San Diego with 999 yards receiving.