Baltimore Ravens

My All Time Favorite Baltimore Ravens Players

The Baltimore Ravens are known for tough defense and smash mouth football. The team (formerly the Cleveland Browns) left Cleveland after the 1995 season. The Baltimore Ravens were given a fresh start and were considered a new franchise. The Ravens first draft in 1996 brought two of the best players in team history to Baltimore. Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden were drafted by the Ravens in the first round of that year’s draft and are two of the greatest Ravens ever. Ogden is in the Hall of Fame and Lewis is considered one of the best linebackers all time who will be joining Ogden in Canton in the near future. The duo were the anchors on the Ravens Super Bowl winning team in the 2000 season. Though the Ravens offense wasn’t the best, they had one of the best defenses in NFL history.

Baltimore’s defense is usually one of the toughest in the NFL. Many of the top Ravens are on the defensive side of the ball. Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Peter Boulware have won multiple awards for their defensive prowess. Joe Flacco is easily the franchise’s best quarterback. Flacco led the team to a Super Bowl victory over San Francisco in 2013 and was named the MVP of that game. Along with Flacco, Ray Rice and Jamal Lewis are two of the greatest offensive players in Ravens history.

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco - Baltimore Ravens - Quarterback

2008 Upper Deck #251 Rookie Card

Position:  Quarterback #5
Height:  6’6″          Weight:  232 lbs
Born:  January 16, 1985 in Voorhees New Jersey
College:  Delaware
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (18th Overall) in 2008 Draft
Career:  2008 – Present – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  Joe Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the AFC Championship game and move on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII and be awarded Super Bowl MVP.  Joe Flacco has started and played in 128 games over his 9 year career and has completed 2,643 passes for 29,911 yards and 167 touchdowns.  He has also rushed for 671 yards and 15 touchdowns.

 

RUNNING BACKS

Jamal Lewis

Jamal Lewis - Baltimore Ravens - Running Back

2000 Topps #160 Star Rookie Card

Position:  Running Back #31
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  240 lbs
Born:  August 29, 1979 in Atlanta Georgia
College:  Tennessee
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (5th Overall) in 2000 Draft
Career:  2000 – 2009 – Baltimore Ravens (2000-2006), Cleveland Browns (2007-2009)
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Jamal Lewis played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV and defeated the New York Giants 34-7.  In the game Lewis ran the ball 27 times for 101 yards and 1 touchdown.  He started 127 of the 131 games he played in and he rushed the ball 2,542 times for 10,607 yards and 58 touchdowns.  He also caught 221 passes for 1,879 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Ray Rice

Ray Rice - Baltimore Ravens - Running Back

2008 Topps Chrome #TC187 Rookie Card

Position:  Running Back #27
Height:  5’9″          Weight:  195 lbs
Born:  January 22, 1987 in New Rochelle New York
College:  Rutgers
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 2nd Round (55th Overall) in 2008 Draft
Career:  2008 – 2013 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler.  Ray Rice helped lead the Baltimore Ravens to win the 2012 AFC Championship defeating the Atlanta Falcons and defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.  Ray Rice played in 80 games during his 6 year career and  rushed the ball 1,430 times for 6,180 yards and 37 touchdowns.  He has also caught 369 passes for 3,034 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Sam Gash

Sam Gash - New England Patriots - Baltimore Ravens

1993 Upper Deck SP #165 Rookie Card

Position:  Full Back #32
Height:  6’0″          Weight:  242 lbs
Born:  March 7, 1969 in Hendersonville North Carolina
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  New England Patriots picked in the 8th Round (205th Overall) in 1992 Draft
Career:  1992 – 2003 – New England Patriots (1992-1997), Buffalo Bills (1998-1999), Baltimore Ravens (2000-2002), Buffalo Bills (2003)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler.  Sam Gash played in 177 games during his 12 year career and as a Full Back was responsible for blocking but did rush the ball 121 times for 327 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He also caught 169 passes for 1,347 yards and 13 touchdowns.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Baltimore Ravens - Wide Receiver

1998 Upper Deck #9 Rookie Card

Position:  Wide Receiver #81
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  195 lbs
Born:  April 12, 1969 in Tangipahoa Louisiana
College:  Southern Mississippi
Drafted:  Cleveland Browns picked in the 6th Round (141st Overall) in 1991 Draft
Career:  1991 – 1998 – Cleveland Browns (1991-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1998)
Highlights:  Michael Jackson played in 114 games during his 8 year career and caught 353 passes for 5,393 yards 46 touchdowns.

Derrick Alexander

Derrick Alexander - Cleveland Browns - Baltimore Ravens - Wide Receiver

1994 Upper Deck SP #15 Rookie Card

Position:  Wide Receiver #82
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  195 lbs
Born:  November 6, 1971 in Detroit Michigan
College:  Michigan
Drafted:  Cleveland Browns picked in the 1st Round (29th Overall) in 1994 Draft
Career:  1994 – 2002 – Cleveland Browns (1994-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1997), Kansas City Chiefs (1998-2001), Minnesota Vikings (2002)
Highlights:  Derrick Alexander played in 126 games during his 9 year career and recorded 417 receptions for 6,971 yards and 40 touchdowns..  He also had 210 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown.  During his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens, he had 2 seasons where he exceeded 1,000 receiving yards and recorded 18 touchdowns.

Derrick Mason

Derrick Mason - Tennessee Oilers - Baltimore Ravens - Wide Receivers

1997 Fleer Ultra #328 Rookie Card

Position:  Wide Receiver #85
Height:  5’10”          Weight:  190 lbs
Born:  January 17, 1974 in Detroit Michigan
College:  Michigan State
Drafted:  Tennessee Oilers picked in the 4th Round (98th Overall) in 1997 Draft
Career:  1997 – 2011 – Tennessee Oilers (1997-1998), Tennessee Titans (1999-2004), Baltimore Ravens (2005-2010), New York Jets (2011), Houston Texans (2011)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Derrick Mason played for the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV in their 23-16 loss to the St. Louis Rams.  He played in 230 games during his 16 year career and caught 943 passes for 12,061 yards and 66 touchdowns.  Mason spent some time on the Special Teams units as well and returned 182 punts for 1,590 yards with 2 returned for touchdowns.  He also returned 156 kicks for 3,496 yards and 1 returned 101 yards for a touchdown.

Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin - Cardinals - Baltimore Ravens
2003 Topps #348 Rookie Card

Position:  Wide Receiver #81
Height:  6’1″          Weight:  218 lbs
Born:  October 3, 1980 in Pahokee Florida
College:  Florida State
Drafted:  Arizona Cardinals picked in the 2nd Round (54th Overall) in 2003 Draft
Career:  2003 – Present – Arizona Cardinals (2003-2009), Baltimore Ravens (2010-Present)
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler.  Anquan Boldin played in Super Bowl XLIII for the Arizona Cardinals in their 27-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  In the game he caught 8 passes for 84 yards including a 45 yard reception from Kurt Warner.  He also was a key player in the 2012 AFC Championship game where the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Atlanta Falcons and moved on to play in Super Bowl XLVII and defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 where he caught 6 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.  He continues to put up good numbers and so far over his 10 year career has caught 772 passes for 10,165 yards eclipsing the 10,000 yard mark in the 2012 season.  He has scored 58 receiving touchdowns and has 1 rushing touchdown in his career so far.  Boldin is one of the toughest receivers in the NFL today; in his first NFL game he had 10 catches, 217 yards and 2 touchdowns. Boldin also won Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2003; with Arizona he had 502 catches in 6 seasons.

TIGHT ENDS

Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe - Denver Broncos - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End - Hall of Fame - HOF

1990 Action Packed #46 Rookie Card

Position:  Tight End #82
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  228 lbs
Born:  June 26, 1968 in Chicago Illinois
College:  Savannah State
Drafted:  Denver Broncos picked in the 7th Round (192nd Overall) in 1990 Draft
Career:  1990 – 2001 – Denver Broncos (1990-2003), Baltimore Ravens (2000-2001)
Highlights:  8 Time Pro Bowler and First Team All Pro.  Shannon Sharpe played on 3 Super Bowl winning teams.  He played for the Denver Broncos in their back-to-back Super Bowl wins in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII.  He also played in Super Bowl XXXV for the Baltimore Ravens in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  Shannon Sharpe was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and is a member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame.  He played in 204 games over his 14 year career and caught 815 passes for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns.  During his 12 years in Denver, he averaged 12.5 yards per reception catching 675 passes for 8,439 yards and 55 touchdowns making the greatest Tight End in Denver history.  Sharpe is in the Top 40 All Time in Career Receiving Yards and Career Receiving Touchdowns, categories which include both Wide Receivers and Tight Ends.   Shannon Sharpe loved to talk, and he could get under anyone’s skin. He backed up his talk with his eight Pro Bowl appearances and three Super Bowl championships. He is the second all-time leading tight end in total yards in NFL history. Favorite quote: “Mr. President. We need the National Guard. We need as many men as you can spare because we are killing the Patriots.”

Todd Heap

Todd Heap - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End

2001 Topps Reserve #129 Rookie Card

Position:  Tight End #86
Height:  6’5″          Weight:  252 lbs
Born:  March 16, 1990 in Mesa Arizona
College:  Arizona State
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (31st Overall) in 2001 Draft
Career:  2001 – 2012 – Baltimore Ravens (2001-2010), Arizona Cardinals (2011-2012)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler.  Todd Heap played in 146 games over his 12 year career and has caught 499 passes for 5,869 yards and 42 touchdowns.

Dennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta - Baltimore Ravens - Tight End - Super Bowl XLVII - AFC Champions

2012 Topps #45 Rookie Card

Position:  Tight End #88
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  245 lbs
Born:  June 29, 1985 in Fresno California
College:  BYU
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 4th Round (114th Overall) in 2010 Draft
Career:  2010 – 2012 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  Dennis Pitta played a big part in the 2012 season and helped the Baltimore Ravens win the AFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons  and defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII where he caught 4 passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. During his 3 year career he has played in 43 games and has caught 102 passes for 1,075 yards and 10 touchdowns.

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Jonathan Ogden

Jonathan Ogden - Baltimore Ravens - Offensive Tackle

1996 Summit #153 Rookie Card

Position:  Tackle – Guard – #75
Height:  6’9″          Weight:  340 lbs
Born:  July 31, 1974 in Washington DC
College:  UCLA
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (4th Overall) in 1996 Draft
Career:  1996 – 2007 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  11 time Pro Bowler and 4 time First Team All Pro.  Jonathan Ogden played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He started 176 of the 177 games he played in over his 12 year career. Jonathan Ogden was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Wally Williams

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Position:  Guard – Center – #63
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  305 lbs
Born:  February 19, 1971 in Tallahassee Florida
College:  Florida A&M
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1993 – 2002 – Cleveland Browns (1993-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1998), New Orleans Saints (1999-2002)
Highlights:  Wally Williams played in 108 games during his 10 year career.

Mike Flynn

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Position:  Center – Guard – #62
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  305 lbs
Born:  June 15, 1974 in Doylestown Pennsylvania
College:  Main
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1998 – 2007 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  Mike Flynn played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He started 115 of the 133 games he played during his 10 year career.

Jeff Blackshear

Jeff Blackshear - Seattle Seahawks - Baltimore Ravens - Guard

1995 Stadium Club #92 Rookie Card

Position:  Guard – #69
Height:  6’6″          Weight:  323 lbs
Born:  March 29, 1969 in Fort Pierce Florida
College:  La-Monroe
Drafted:  Seattle Seahawks picked in the 8th Round (197th Overall) in 1993 Draft
Career:  1993 – 2002 – Seattle Seahawks (1993-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1999), Kansas City Chiefs (2000), Green Bay Packers (2002)
Highlights:  Jeff Blackshear played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 128 games over his 9 year career.

Orlando Brown

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Position:  Tackle – #77 and #78
Height:  6’7″          Weight:  360 lbs
Born:  December 12, 1970 in Washington DC
Died:  September 23, 2011 in Baltimore Maryland
College:  Central State – Ohio, South Carolina State
Drafted:  Not Drafted
Career:  1994 – 2005 – Cleveland Browns (1994-1999), Baltimore Ravens (1996-2004)
Highlights:  Orlando Brown played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 129 games during his 9 year career.

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Michael McCrary

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Position:  Defensive End #99
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  266 lbs
Born:  July 7, 1970 in Vienna Virginia
College:  Wake Forest
Drafted:  Seattle Seahawks picked in the 7th Round (170th Overall) in 1993 Draft
Career:  1993 – 2002 – Seattle Seahawks (1993-1996), Baltimore Ravens (1997-2002)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler.  Michael McCrary played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 136 games during his 10 year career and recorded 71 sacks, 1 interception 7 fumble recoveries, 319 tackles and 85 assists.

Haloti Ngata

Haloti Ngata - Baltimore Ravens - Defensive Tackle

2006 Score #352 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Tackle – #92
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  335 lbs
Born:  January 21, 1984 in Inglewood California
College:  Oregon
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (12th Overall) in 2006 Draft
Career:  2006-2012 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler and 2 time First Team All Pro.  Haloti Ngata has started 106 of the 109 games he has played and has recorded 22 sacks, 3 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries with 1 returned 28 yards for a touchdown, 242 tackles and 124 assists.

Tony Siragusa

Tony Siragusa - Indianapolis Colts - Baltimore Ravens

1991 Stadium Club #208 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Tackle – Nose Tackle – #98
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  330 lbs
Born:  May 14, 1967 in Kenilworth New Jersey
College:  Pittsburgh
Drafted:  Not drafted
Career:  1990 – 2001 – Indianapolis Colts (1990-1996), Baltimore Ravens (1997-2001)
Highlights:  Tony Siragusa played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 169 games during his 12 year career and recorded 22 sacks, 9 fumble recoveries, 488 tackles and 76 assists.

Rob Burnett

Rob Burnett - Cleveland Browns - Baltimore Ravens - Defensive End

1991 Burnett Pacific #91 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive End – #90
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  265 lbs
Born:  August 27, 1967 in East Orange New Jersey
College:  Syracuse
Drafted:  Cleveland Browns picked in the 5th Round (129th Overall) in 1990 Draft
Career:  1990 – 2003 – Cleveland Browns (1990-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001), Miami Dolphins (2002-2003)
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler.  Rob Burnett played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 202 games during his 14 year career and recorded 73 sacks, 1 interception, 15 fumble recoveries, 508 tackles and 96 assists.

LINEBACKERS

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis - Baltimore Ravens - Linebacker

1996 Bowman’s Best #164 Rookie Card

Position:  Linebacker – #52
Height:  6’1″          Weight:  245 lbs
Born:  May 15, 1975 in Bartow Florida
College:  Miami
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (26th Overall) in 1996 Draft
Career:  1996 – 2007 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  13 time Pro Bowler and 7 time First Team All Pro.  Ray Lewis played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2 Super Bowls including Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants and was awarded Super Bowl MVP and in Super Bowl XLVII where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.  He has also been the 2000 and 2003 Defensive Player of the Year.  Ray Lewis has started 227 of the 228 games he played during his 17 year career and has recorded 41.5 sacks, 31 interceptions with 3 returned for touchdowns, 20 fumble recoveries, 1,573 tackles and 500 assists.  One of the greatest Linebackers in the history of the game and will be a first ballot Hall of Fame inductee.

Peter Boulware

Peter Boulware - Baltimore Ravens - Linebacker

1997 Donruss #98 Preferred Rookie Card

Position:  Linebacker – #58
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  255 lbs
Born:  December 18, 1974 in Columbia South Carolina
College:  Florida State
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (4th Overall) in 1997 Draft
Career:  1997 – 2005 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  4 time Pro Bowler.  Peter Boulware played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 126 games during his 8 year career and recorded 70 sacks, 1 interception, 5 fumble recoveries, 295 tackles and 108 assists.

Adalius Thomas

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Position:  Linebacker – #96
Height:  6’2″          Weight:  270 lbs
Born:  August 17, 1977 in Equality Alabama
College:  Southern Mississippi
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 6th Round (186th Overall) in 2000 Draft
Career:  2000 – 2009 – Baltimore Ravens (2000-2006), New England Patriots (2007-2009)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Adalius Thomas played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  Thomas also played for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII when they lost to the New York Giants 17-14.  He played in 135 games during his 10 year career and recorded 53 sacks, 7 interceptions with 3 touchdowns and one returned 65 yards for a touchdown, 6 fumble recoveries with 3 returned for touchdowns with 1 being 57 yards, 401 tackles and 112 assists.  He is also responsible for 1 safety.

Terrell Suggs

Terrell Suggs - Baltimore Ravens - Linebacker

2003 Topps Pristine #144 Rookie Card

Position:  Linebacker – #55
Height:  6’3″          Weight:  260 lbs
Born:  October 11, 1982 in Minneapolis Minnesota
College:  Arizona State
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (10th Overall) in 2003 Draft
Career:  2003 – 2012 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  5 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Terrell Suggs played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.  He started 133 of the 149 games he played during his 10 year career and has recorded 84.5 sacks, 7 interceptions with 2 returned for touchdowns, 11 fumble recoveries, 429 tackles and 163 assists.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Chris McAlister

Chris McAlister - Baltimore Ravens - Cornerback

Position:  Defensive Back – #28 and #21
Height:  6’1″          Weight:  206 lbs
Born:  June 14, 1977 in Pasadena California
College:  Arizona
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (10th Overall) in 1999 Draft
Career:  1999 – 2009 – Baltimore Ravens (1999-2008), New Orleans Saints (2009)
Highlights:  3 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Chris McAlister played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He started 127 of the 137 games he played during his 11 year career where he recorded 26 interceptions with 5 returned for touchdowns with the longest being 98 yards, 8 fumble recoveries with 1 returned 65 yards for a touchdown, 386 tackles and 46 assists.

Duane Starks

Duane Starks - Baltimore Ravens - Cornerback

1998 SPX Finite #330 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back #22
Height:  5’10”          Weight:  170 lbs
Born:  May 23, 1974 in Miami Florida
College:  Miami
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (10th Overall) in 1998 Draft
Career:  1998 – 2006 – Baltimore Ravens (1998-2001), Arizona Cardinals (2002, 2004), New England Patriots (2005), Oakland Raiders (2006)
Highlights:  Duane Starks played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 98 games during his 7 year career and recorded started 1 sack, 25 interceptions with 2 returned for touchdowns, 4 fumble recoveries, 311 tackles and 36 assists.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders - Atlanta Falcons - Dallas Cowboys - Baltimore Ravens - Cornerback

1991 Wild Card #70 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back – Wide Receiver #37 and #21
Height:  6’1″          Weight:  195 lbs
Born:  August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers Florida
College:  Florida State
Drafted:  Atlanta Falcons picked in the 1st Round (5th Overall) in 1989 Draft
Career:  1989 – 2005 – Atlanta Falcons (1989-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994), Dallas Cowboys (1995-1999), Washington Redskins (2000), Baltimore Ravens (2004-2005)
Highlights:  8 time Pro Bowler and 6 time First Team All Pro.  Deion Sanders played for the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX in their 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  During the game he caught 1 pass for 47 yards from Troy Aikman.  Deion Sanders was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.  He played in 188 games during his 13 year career and recorded 1 sack, 53 interceptions with 9 returned for touchdowns and the longest being 93 yards, 13 fumble recoveries with 1 returned for a touchdown, 492 tackles and 20 assists.  Sanders also played offense and caught 60 passes for 784 yards and 3 touchdowns.  On Special Teams he returned 212 punts for 2,199 yards and 6 touchdowns and returned 155 kicks for 3,523 yards with 3 touchdowns and 2 returned from 100 yards and 99 yards.

Rod Woodson

Rod Woodson - Pittsburgh Steelers - Baltimore Ravens - Defensive Back

1989 Score #78 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back – #26
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  205 lbs
Born:  March 10, 1965 in Fort Wayne Indiana
College:  Purdue
Drafted:  Pittsburgh Steelers picked in the 1st Round (10th Overall) in 1987 Draft
Career:  1987 – 2003 – Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-1996), San Francisco 49ers (1997), Baltimore Ravens (1998-2001), Oakland Raiders (2002-2003)
Highlights:  11 time Pro Bowler and 6 time First Team All Pro.  Rod Woodson played in 3 Super Bowls, the first for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX in their 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the second for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants and again in Super Bowl XXXVII for the Oakland Raiders in their 48-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009.  Woodson started 229 of the 238 games he played during his 15 year career and recorded 13.5 sacks, 71 interceptions with 12 returned for touchdowns and 1 for 98 yards, 32 fumble recoveries with 1 returned for a touchdown, 1,050 tackles and 108 assists.  He also played Special Teams and returned 260 punts for 2,362 yards and 2 touchdowns and returned 220 kicks for 4,894 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Ed Reed

Ed Reed - Baltimore Ravens - Safety

2002 Topps Chrome #208 Rookie Card

Position:  Defensive Back #20
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  200 lbs
Born:  September 11, 1978 in St. Rose Louisiana
College:  Miami
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 1st Round (24th Overall) in 2002 Draft
Career:  2002 – 2012 – Baltimore Ravens
Highlights:  8 time Pro Bowler and 5 time First Team All Pro.  Ed Reed played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.  Ed Reed started 158 of the 159 games he played in over his 11 year career and recorded 6 sacks, 61 interceptions with 7 returned for touchdowns with 1 from 107 yards and 1 from 106 yards, 13 fumble recoveries with 2 returned for touchdowns, 510 tackles and 102 assists.  He has also returned 30 punts with 1 returned 94 yards for a touchdown.

Stevon Moore

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Position:  Defensive Back – #27
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  210 lbs
Born:  February 9, 1967 in Wiggins Mississippi
College:  Mississippi
Drafted:  New York Jets picked in the 7th Round (181st Overall) in 1989 Draft
Career:  1990 – 1999 – Miami Dolphins (1990), Cleveland Browns (1992-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1999)
Highlights:  Stevon Moore played in 121 games during his 9 year career and recorded 3 sacks, 10 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries, 555 tackles and 83 assists.

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Matt Stover

Matt Stover - Cleveland Browns - Baltimore Ravens - Kicker

1992 Stadium Club #245 Rookie Card

Position:  Kicker – #3
Height:  5’11”          Weight:  178 lbs
Born:  January 27, 1968 in Dallas Texas
College:  Louisiana Tech
Drafted:  New York Giants picked in the 12th Round (329th Overall) in 1990 Draft
Career:  1990 – 2009 – Cleveland Browns (1991-1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996-2008), Indianapolis Colts (2009)
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Matt Stover played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 297 games during his 19 year career and made 471 of the 563 field goals he attempted making 83.7% of his field goal attempts and made 591 of the 594 attempted PATs making 99.5% of all tries.  During his career he scored 2,004 points.

P – Greg Montgomery

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Position:  Punter – #9
Height:  6’4″          Weight:  215 lbs
Born:  October 29, 1964 in Morristown New Jersey
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  Houston Oilers picked in the 3rd Round (72nd Overall) in 1988 Draft
Career:  1988 – 1997 – Houston Oilers (1988-1993), Detroit Lions (1994), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1997)
Highlights:  1 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Greg Montgomery played in 142 games during his 9 year career and punted 524 times for 22,831 yards averaging 43.6 yards per punt with his longest punt at 77 yards.

PR – Jermaine Lewis

Jermaine Lewis - Baltimore Colts - Punt Returner

1997 Fleer #13 of 20 Rookie Sensation Card

Position:  Wide Receiver – Punt Returner – #84
Height:  5’7″          Weight:  183 lbs
Born:  October 16, 1974 in Lanham Maryland
College:  Maryland
Drafted:  Baltimore Ravens picked in the 5th Round (153rd Overall) in 1996 Draft
Career:  1996 – 2004 – Baltimore Ravens (1996-2001), Houston Texans (2002), Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-2004)
Highlights:  2 time Pro Bowler and 1 time First Team All Pro.  Jermaine Lewis played for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV in their 34-7 win over the New York Giants.  He played in 111 games during his 9 year career and returned 295 punts for 3,282 yards and 6 returned for touchdowns.  He also returned 212 kicks for 4,611 yards averaging 21.8 yards per return.  At the Wide Receiver position he caught 143 passes for 2,129 yards and 17 touchdowns.

KR – B.J. Sams

B.J. Sams - Baltimore Ravens - Kick Returner

2004 Leaf #106 Rookies and Stars Card

Position:  Kick Returner – Running Back – #36
Height:  5’10”          Weight:  185 lbs
Born:  October 29, 1980 in Mandeville Louisiana
College:  McNeese State
Drafted:  Not drafted
Career:  2004 – 2008 – Baltimore Ravens (2004-2007), Kansas City Chiefs (2008)
Highlights:  B.J. Sams played in 46 games during his 5 year career and returned 128 punts for 1,378 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He also returned 147 kicks for 3,341 yards.

NICKNAME

  • Ravens was selected from a poll conducted by the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore fans selected the name in honor of Edgar Allan Poe, the American poet who penned his famous poem, “The Raven” while living in Baltimore.

HEAD COACHES

  • Ted Marchibroda (1996-1998)
  • Brian Billick (1999-2007)
  • John Harbaugh (2008-Present)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

  • Super Bowl XXXV (2000) – Baltimore Ravens defeat New York Giants 34-7
  • Super Bowl XLVII (2012) – Baltimore Ravens defeat San Francisco 49ers 34-31

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

  • Super Bowl XXXV (2000) – Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
  • Super Bowl XLVII (2013) – Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

  • 2000, 2008, 2011, 2012

DIVISION CHAMPIONS

  • 2003, 2006, 2011, 2012

PLAYOFF APPEARANCES

  • 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

PLAYOFF RECORD

  • 13-7 .650

HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

  • Deion Sanders CB (2004-2005)
  • Shannon Sharpe TE (2000-2001)
  • Rod Woodson S (1998-2001)

RETIRED NUMBERS

  • None

PRO BOWL MVP

  • None

AWARDS

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • None

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • 1997 Peter Boulware LB
  • 2003 Terrell Suggs LB

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

  • None

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2000 Ray Lewis LB
  • 2003 Ray Lewis LB
  • 2004 Ed Reed S
  • 2011 Terrell Suggs LB

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2003 Jamal Lewis RB 

NFL MVP

  • None

SUPER BOWL MVP

  • Super Bowl XXXV – Ray Lewis LB (2000)
  • Super Bowl XVLII – Joe Flacco QB (2012)

 

The history of the Baltimore football franchise since their move from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996. The team built itself into the champions of Super Bowl XXXV with what many believe to have been the National Football League’s best defense of all time. Baltimore football great Ray Lewis became the league’s best defender. Brian Billick became one of the best known coaches. How the team rebuilt itself after the Super Bowl to be a good team once again, and how they have become the most popular sports franchise in Baltimore.

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