Torrey Smith, a wide receiver for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, has been interning for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) this month.
From the team's website:
“I was handling files, reading letters, relaying them, typing up what sponsors say, printing stuff,” Smith said. “I was the office guy.”
Sounds like a whole lot of grunt work.
“It was fun though,” Smith said with a laugh. “I enjoyed it.”
Smith was a criminal justice major at the University of Maryland, and decided that with some spare time this offseason he wanted to get out and do something outside the box. He talked to Ravens Director of Player Development Harry Swayne, who hooked up the government gig.
“It’s about seeing what’s out there,” Smith said. “As an athlete I feel like I always said, ‘Man, I can’t wait till I can just play football and I don’t have to worry about school.’ Now that all we do is work out and you have the rest of the day, I feel like I’m limiting myself if I don’t do anything else.”
Smith mostly worked out of the Baltimore office, but went to Capitol Hill a couple times.