The Baltimore Ravens are celebrating their 20th Season (1996-2015). As a part of the season-long celebration they asked Permanent Seat License (PSL) Owners to vote on their all-time favorite Ravens out of a list of 53 players they had previously compiled. They will be featuring these players, past and present, on ticket and gameday program covers for the 2015 season.
After the voting was complete they released the Top 10, listed below in alphabetical order:
OLB Peter Boulware
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Boulware ranks No. 2 on the Ravens' all-time sacks chart, producing 70 quarterback drops in 126 games. The Ring of Honor member posted 15 sacks in 2001, ranking as the second-most in team single-season history.
QB Joe Flacco
The Ravens' all-time leader in almost every major passing category, Flacco was the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII and has proven to be one of most proficient quarterbacks in NFL postseason history. Flacco's 82 total victories since he entered the NFL in 2008 rank as the most among all starting QBs, while his 10 career playoff victories during this time are also the most among league signal-callers.
TE Todd Heap
Heap is the Ravens' all-time leader in receiving touchdowns (41) and ranks second in franchise history in both receptions (467) and receiving yards (5,492). Playing in 133 games (127 starts) for the Ravens, the Ring of Honor member earned Pro Bowl honors in 2002 and 2003.
RB Jamal Lewis
The Ravens' all-time leading rusher (7,801 yards) and single-season record holder in rushing yards (2,066), Lewis was the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. As a rookie in 2000, he produced 1,364 rushing yards to help Baltimore capture the Super Bowl XXXV Championship.
LB Ray Lewis
A 13-time Pro Bowler, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the Ravens' second-ever draft choice (26th overall in 1996), Lewis helped guide Baltimore to two Super Bowl titles during his career, capturing the Lombardi Trophy in 2000 and 2012. Following the 2012 campaign, Lewis, who will be forever known as the greatest linebacker of his generation and one of the best defensive players in NFL history, retired after 17 seasons and a team-record 228 games played.
DT Haloti Ngata*
A five-time Pro Bowler and multi-time All-Pro honoree, Ngata's 528 career tackles rank fifth in franchise history. One the NFL's most athletic linemen ever, he owns 25.5 sacks and an impressive five interceptions during his storied career.
*Because Ngata currently plays for the Detroit Lions, he will not appear on a Ravens game ticket or program cover this season.
T Jonathan Ogden
Ogden, an 11-time Pro Bowler and the Ravens' first-ever draft choice (fourth overall in 1996), ranks fourth in all-time games played by a Raven (177). In 2013, the Super Bowl XXXV Champion became the first original Raven to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
S Ed Reed
One of the league's all-time greatest playmakers, the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year earned nine Pro Bowls with Baltimore and racked up a staggering 61 interceptions for 1,541 return yards and seven touchdowns (all franchise records). He tallied 14 TDs in his career (including playoffs), becoming the only player in NFL history to score TDs off a punt return, blocked punt, INT and fumble recovery.
K Matt Stover
The Ravens' all-time leading scorer (1,464 points), Stover played in 207 games before being enshrined in the team's Ring of Honor in 2011. The All-Pro and Pro Bowl performer connected on an NFL-high 354 field goals during his time with the Ravens (1996-2008).
OLB Terrell Suggs
The Ravens' career leader in sacks (106.5), Suggs also ranks No. 2 on the franchise's all-time tackles chart (823 stops). In 2011, he was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, one of many highlights in a career that has produced six Pro Bowl berths.
G Marshal Yanda
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Yanda is one of the toughest players to ever suit up for the Ravens. The Super Bowl XLVII Champion has paved the way for multiple Pro Bowl running backs and has helped the Ravens set several offensive franchise records during his time in Baltimore.
Ravens general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome had this to say about the completed list:
"You look at that list of players and you think of all the wins represented with this group, and that includes two Super Bowl championships. Except for Matt [Stover] and Marshal [Yanda] – both great stories in their own right – all of these players are first-round draft choices, and that's something our scouts can be proud of. It is an impressive list with Hall of Famers, [Ravens] Ring of Honor members and all-time greats. Our fans did a good job with the selections."
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