Drew Stanton

From the archives: Fleet Maryland receiver Torrey Smith ready for draft, challenges

So much of Torrey Smith's life has been defined by his ability to stay calm in moments of chaos.

It was true when he was growing up in Colonial Beach, Va., as he helped raise his younger siblings by cooking microwave meals and changing the newborns' diapers, serving as the man of the house while his mother worked multiple jobs and went to school at night.It was true when he arrived at the University of Maryland as a lanky wide receiver who possessed Road Runner speed and was desperate to prove himself. In a sea of defenders, he could catch a pass, or return a kickoff, and accelerate toward the end zone in a blur of red and white. He would cross the goal line looking almost...