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Torrey Smith and fiancee rap to encourage kids to study

Lest anyone had any doubts about Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith's good eggdom, just check out the rap video (above) he made with his fiancee to get kids to study.

Smith's fiancee, Chanel Williams, teaches fourth grade at Dogwood Elementary in Windsor Mill. With the Maryland School Assessment tests coming up, Williams convinced Smith that a message from a football star might inspire her students to do well.

Together they created the "MSA Rap" and put it on YouTube where it has already garnered nearly 20,000 hits.

They sing:

"All you need is a pencil in your hand and you can do the best you can.
Got a good rest the night before. And when you wake up eat your breakfast and get out the door."


She's wearing a backwards ball cap. He's in shades. Both are dancing. The whole thing is being recorded in what looks like their kitchen.

"If you do it I know you'll be ready for the test.  And all you gotta do is show up and do your best. Now don't forget to be smart with your time. Darken in the bubble and don't go out the lines. And if you don't understand a certain question, think long and hard then reread the directions."


Pretty adorable.