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December 07, 2016 at 09:26 PM EST

Do or do not catch the ball, there is no try: that’s surely a maxim Steve Smith Sr. holds dear.

The Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver, well known for his icy and intimidating on-the-field presence, surprised reporters Wednesday by fielding questions in an unexpected get-up. Instead of purple-and-black team apparel, Smith sported a Yoda onesie.

Why did the 37-year-old have one? He explained he picked it up at the Holiday Helpers event he worked. “It’s been a few decades since I’ve worn a onesie. I tried it, so I bought it and I thought, ‘I got to use it,'” he explained. “It’s raining yesterday, kind of doom and gloom. Trying not to waste money.”

A reporter asked if he is a Star Wars fan. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, I am. Shouldn’t have said it like that, but yes, I am,” Smith smiled. “It really has nothing to do [with that], just have to use it one more time.”

Smith joins Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman as recent football pros to dress up like beloved characters from blockbuster franchises. Sherman threw on his Hogwarts robes in October and assumed the identity of Harry Potter during a presser.

See Smith’s outfit below, including a shot of him riding a bike in Target as the sage Jedi Master.


@aceandsmitty’s press conference attire today. #RavensFlock

A photo posted by Baltimore Ravens (@ravens) on Dec 7, 2016 at 12:04pm PST


Gotta test the merchandise for yourself! 12th annual Holiday Helpers was a success! #RavensFlock

A photo posted by Baltimore Ravens (@ravens) on Dec 6, 2016 at 5:49am PST

.@89SteveSmith‘s press conference attire for today.

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 7, 2016

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