T. Smith’s Week 3 performance voted “Never Say Never Moment of the Year”

February 03, 2013 | WNST Staff

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver TORREY SMITH’s inspiring Week 3 performance is the 2012 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR, the NFL announced tonight at “2nd Annual NFL Honors” – a star-studded football and entertainment event saluting the best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season.  “2nd Annual NFL Honors” airs nationally on Saturday, February 2, 9-11 pm (ET) on CBS.  The GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE YEAR is the best moment or play of the year that represents determination and perseverance.

In what would become a preview of the AFC Championship game, the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots squared off in an emotional Week 3 showdown which would touch the hearts of many.  Less than 24 hours after his brother died in a motorcycle accident, Ravens WR Torrey Smith, despite permission by his coach to sit out Sunday night’s game, wanted to play. In one of the NFL’s most inspirational individual performances, Smith produced the Never Say Never Moment of the Year, catching six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens’ come-from-behind victory over New England on Sunday Night Football.

Smith’s performance was selected from among five moments by voters on NFL.com/gmc. The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable GMC Never Say Never Moments during the 2012 NFL season.  Each week the NFL selected three nominees for the moments of the week on which the fans voted for the winner on NFL.com/GMC. The other four moments nominated for GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year are in bold in the chart below.

 Below are the winners of the 2012 GMC NEVER SAY NEVER MOMENT OF THE WEEK awards:

Wk 1 Tony Romo’s Kickoff Victory
Wk 2 Eli Manning’s Second-Half Heroics
Wk 3 Torrey Smith’s Inspirational Performance
Wk 4 Aaron Rodgers Sees Team to Pivotal Win
Wk 5 Drew Brees Tops Record In Saints First Win
Wk 6 Peyton Manning Directs Comeback Win
Wk 7 Victor Cruz Helps Giants Survive Scare vs. Redskins
Wk 8 Jay Cutler Leads Fourth-Quarter Comeback
Wk 9 Isaac Redman Pushes Steelers Past Giants
Wk 10 Dallas Cowboys Save Season          
Wk 11 Green Bay Packers Find Way to Win
Wk 12 Ray Rice’s Heroics Lift Ravens Past Chargers
Wk 13 Charlie Batch Leads Stunning Win Over Ravens
Wk 14 Kirk Cousins Completes Comeback Victory
Wk 15 Kirk Cousins Lifts Redskins Into First Place
Wk 16 Calvin Johnson Sets New Receiving Record
Wk 17 Vikings Ride Adrian Peterson to Playoff Berth