Tragedy touches us all at one time or another, and it has hit Ravens receiver Torrey Smith very hard on Sunday, with the death of his younger brother, Tevin, in a motorcycle accident.
Torrey’s special relationship with his siblings makes this specific situation even tougher to process. Torrey helped raise Tevin, along with Torrey’s other siblings, even though Torrey was barely more than a toddler when he began to assume the duties of a parent.
Today told Torrey’s story last December. “She financially did everything,” Torrey said of his mother, Monica Jenkins. “I just stepped up and was trying to be a good role model for them.”
“He was four years old and I remember him getting up and fixing bowls of cereal for his siblings because I’d worked all night,” Jenkins said.
“I’d help take care of my brothers and sisters, from microwave to putting everybody to bed to putting clothes on them. Just taking a little stress off my mother,” Torrey said.
Asked to describe Torrey during the interview, Tevin said, “Very humble, kind. Just all around good person.” Another brother said Torrey is a father figure to his siblings.
Watch the video and you’ll have a better understanding of the depths of the loss that Torrey Smith currently is experiencing. We extend our condolences to Torrey and his family, and we ask any of you who make a habit of praying to keep Torrey and his family in mind as they embark on some of the toughest days of their lives.