The Carolina Panthers wide receiver, who has spent 12 years playing, is using this season to ease into the humanitarian hobby he plans to pursue after he leaves football behind -- serving the homeless. Before every away game, the buff do-gooder plans to don a pair of blue surgical gloves and offer up foot rubs and a pair of brand new shoes to homeless people in need, Old Northeast Patch reports.
"This is the opportunity for me to give back to serve –- to kind of, really for me, open the next chapter of life," Smith told FOX News.
Smith completed his inaugural foot-washing campaign in Clearwater, Fla., on Sept. 8 for 400 homeless people before his game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He told Old Northeast Patch that once he retires, he plans on taking his mission across the globe, to help the impoverished.