Torrey Smith awarding scholarship in memory of late brother

Torrey Smith caught two touchdowns in a win over New England less than 24 hours after his brother died in 2012. - Rob Carr

Doing so at his charity basketball event this Saturday.

It's been almost two years since Torrey Smith's brother, Tevin Jones, died in a motorcycle accident in Virginia.

To honor him, Smith will hand out a scholarship at halftime during his charity basketball game this Saturday at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland.

"It's something that's big for my foundation and my family," Smith, a Maryland graduate, said in a conference call, via The Baltimore Sun. "I'm looking forward to it. Due to the support of everyone, we're able to keep his name going. We're all looking forward to it. It will be a great moment."

Jones passed away late on Sept. 22, 2012, the Saturday before the Ravens were scheduled to take on the New England Patriots in a regular season matchup.

Playing with a heavy heart, Smith put in a performance to remember, catching six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. The Ravens would win 31-29 on a game-winning field goal from Justin Tucker.

Smith has since emerged as the Ravens top receiving target on offense, but will look to showcase his basketball skills this weekend.

His Torrey Smith Foundation has teamed up with Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better Foundation to host the event. The game is being called the Battle of the Beltway and will feature Smith and some of his Baltimore teammates vs. Kerrigan and some of his Redskins teammates.

Among the Ravens players scheduled to participate are Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, Lardarius Webb, Tyrod Taylor, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown and Gerrard Sheppard. Former Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, now with the 49ers, is slated to bet here as well.

Other NFL players are scheduled to participate, including Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy and Browns receiver Josh Gordon.

Tickets are on sale for $15 and you can purchase them here.



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