Torrey Smith's brother dies in crash

September, 23, 2012
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Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith's younger brother Tevin was killed in a motorcycle crash, ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported. His brother was 19 years old.

Smith, who left the team hotel at 2 a.m., told Ravens coach John Harbaugh that he wanted to play in Sunday night's game against the Patriots, a source said. If Smith doesn't play, Jacoby Jones would start in his place.

On Sunday, Smith posted on his Twitter account: "I can't believe my little brother is gone...be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them...this is the hardest thing ever."

Smith also posted a photo of him and his brother, who was wearing his Ravens jersey: "I can't say a bad thing about him. Proud to have him as a brother. RIP Tevin."

Smith's family has been a big part of his life. Growing up in Virginia, he helped raise his six younger siblings while his mother attended community college during the day and worked at night.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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