Ranking the 5 most intimidating Panthers players in franchise history

(Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Steve Smith
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Steve Smith – Former Carolina Panthers WR

  • 2001-13

If you looked at Steve Smith, you wouldn’t think he was very intimidating. Only standing at 5-foot-9 and 195 pounds, the wide receiver’s physical appearance was pretty small for an NFL player.

However, with his confidence, swagger, and skills, Smith made himself one of the most dominant and intimidating receivers in NFL history.

Most notably known for his iconic “ice up, son” postgame interview, Smith sparked plenty of fear into his opponents when on the field.

Throughout his 12-year career with the Carolina Panthers, the Utah product had multiple campaigns of more than 1,000 receiving yards. He ranks seventh in career receiving yards and first in franchise history.

Smith’s big-play ability, athleticism, and trash-talking made him one of the most underrated and feared players ever to grace the gridiron.

Even when Smith was let go by the Panthers, he came back in a revenge game against them in 2014 and completely dominated his former team when turning out for the Baltimore Ravens.  Long story short, he never took a back step and if the wideout was on the field, he was there to win and make sure everybody knew that.

Carolina surely misses Agent 89 on the field.