The next Steve Smith isn’t Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks—it’s Steve Smith Jr. The longest-tenured Panther announced on his Instagram that he and his wife, Angie, are expecting a boy. "It's official. This year the name on the back of my jersey will read. .. Smith Sr.," Smith wrote. Smith likes to joke, so it's unclear if the child's name will actually be Steve Smith Jr. or if he'll wear Smith Sr. on the back of his jersey. But the jersey may be a tough sell. One of the most famous cases of a jersey name change came in 2009 when the NFL wouldn’t allow Chad Johnson to wear “Ochocinco” on his jersey for a year after Reebok had already created that year’s inventory of jerseys with “Johnson” on the back.
Steve Smith, wife expecting a boy
Charlotte Observer | Feb 9