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FAN’S CHOICE: Ravens All-Time Team, Running Back

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We continue our pursuit of the Baltimore Ravens All-Time team. So far we have touched down on the positions of center and safety.

The plan is to carry only one center and hope that one of the guards we select has the ability to fill in at center. We’ll ask your help selecting those guards in a subsequent piece. As for center it appears from the voting thus far that Matt Birk remains the overwhelming favorite.

At safety we will carry three and so far the preferred choices are Ed Reed, Rod Woodson and Dawan Landry.

In this round we’ll tackle the tailback position. We’ll carry three featured backs and the nominees are:

 

Ernest Byner

  • 10th round pick (280th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in 1984 out of East Carolina
  • Played in Baltimore from 1996-1997
  • Original inductee into the Ravens Ring of Honor
  • He started in 13 of a possible 32 games as a Raven
  • Rushed for a total of 947 yards on 243 carries (3.9 ypc), scoring 4 TD’s
  • Caught a total of 51 passes for 398 yards (7.8 ypr), scoring 1 TD

 

Errict Rhett

  • 2nd round pick (34th overall) by the Tampa Bay Bucs in 1994 out of the University of Florida
  • Played in Baltimore from 1998-1999
  • He started in 12 of a possible 29 games as a Raven
  • Rushed for a total of 1,032 yards on 280 carries (3.7 ypc), scoring 5 TD’s
  • Caught a total of 35 passes for 234 yards (6.7 ypr), scoring 2 TD’s

 

Priest Holmes

  • Undrafted free agent signed by the Ravens out of Texas in 1997
  • Played in Baltimore from 1997-2000
  • He started in 19 of a possible 48 games as a Raven
  • Super Bowl XXXV Champion
  • Rushed for a total of 2,102 yards on 459 carries (4.6 ypc), scoring 10 TD’s
  • Caught a total of 88 passes for 585 yards (6.6 ypr), scoring 1 TD

 

Jamal Lewis

  • 1st round pick (5th overall) of the Ravens in 2000 out of Tennessee
  • Played in Baltimore from 2000-2006
  • He started in 87 of a possible 91 games as a Raven
  • Super Bowl XXXV Champion
  • Pro Bowl and All Pro in 2003
  • Offensive Player of the Year ~ 2003
  • Rushed for 2,066 yards in 2003
  • Rushed for a total of 7,801 yards on 1,822 carries (4.3 ypc), scoring 45 TD’s
  • Caught a total of 221 passes for 1,879 yards (8.5 ypr), scoring 4 TD’s

 

Willis McGahee

  • 1st round pick (23rd overall) by the Buffalo Bills in 2003
  • Played in Baltimore from 2007-2010
  • He started in 26 of a possible 59 games as a Raven
  • Pro Bowl selection in 2007
  • Rushed for a total of 2,802 yards on 673 carries (4.2 ypc), scoring 31 TD’s
  • Caught a total of 96 passes for 544 yards (5.7 ypr), scoring 4 TD’s

 

Ray Rice

  • 2nd round pick (55th overall) by the Ravens in 2008 out of Rutgers
  • Played in Baltimore from 2008-Present
  • He started in 80 of a possible 92 games as a Raven
  • Selected to Pro Bowl team in 2009, 2011, 2012
  • All Pro 2009, 2011
  • Super Bowl XLVII Champion
  • Rushed for a total of 6,180 yards on 1,430 carries (4.3 ypc), scoring 37 TD’s
  • Caught a total of 369 passes for 3,034 yards (8.2 ypr), scoring 6 TD’s

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