Found February 04, 2012 on
Fox Sports North:
Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk was named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday, recognizing him for community service.
Birk, who spent 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and was a six-time Pro Bowl selection while in Minnesota, promotes the importance of education and started the "Ready, Set, Read!" program, an initiative of his H.I.K.E. Foundation (Hope, Inspiration, Knowledge and Education), which reaches close to 100,000 kids in the Baltimore Area. The Harvard has been an eight-time nominee for the award, seven times as a member of the Vikings.
"I am honored and truly humbled to be named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year," Birk said is a statement. "This award is not about the recipient but rather a celebration of the decades-long tradition of NFL players using their unique platform to touch lives and make a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which they work and live.
"Walter Payton left a legacy that went...
BEST OF MAXIM
Baltimore Ravens’ cornerback Domonique Foxworth’s playing days could be coming to a crashing halt at just the age of 28. Foxworth has played in just two games in each of the past two seasons because of a torn right ACL. He declined to comment on the status of his knee on Friday. “I don’t really [...]
The Baltimore Ravens have announced that they will not raise season-ticket prices for the 2012 season, marking the third straight year the team has elected to freeze prices. “We recognize our fans are still stretching financially to pay for their season tickets,” Ravens President Dick Cass said in an interview Friday, via Baltimore Business Journal. [...]
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was named the 2011 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday.Suggs earned 21 of a possible 50 votes to beat out Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who tallied 14 votes.Suggs had 70 tackles, 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles this season to lead a Baltimore defense that allowed the third-fewest points in the league this season.
I know this isn’t the award defensive end/outside linebacker Terrell Suggs wanted, but he earned the AP Defensive Player of the Year award, according to multiple reports. He would have much rather have had a Super Bowl ring.
Suggs had 70 tackles, a career-high 14 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions to complete his best professional season. He is the third Baltimore...
Is the window closing for the Ravens to win a Super Bowl? It definitely is for stalwart linebacker Ray Lewis and free safety Ed Reed. But Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes the window is wide open for his franchise.
Happy Super Bowl Weekend! I know this is a bittersweet holiday for Ravens loyalists, who in their hearts know the Ravens outplayed the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game...but lost in the end.Still, I think getting that close beats not getting that far at all... as 28 other teams and their fan bases would attest. 49ers and Ravens fans, hold your heads high this weekend.Of course...
The award that Terrell Suggs really wanted will be handed out Sunday as the New York Giants and New England Patriots play for the Lombardi Trophy. The Ravens outside linebacker got a nice consolation prize Saturday night when he was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2011-12 season.