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Matt Birk Named Director of Football Development by the NFL

In just his second year post NFL playing days former Ravens center Matt Birk has been named the league’s director of football development. The job will have Birk working with players, coaches, and front office personnel to develop the game and it will also allow him to assist in game day operations. “I’m very excited to begin this next chapter of my football career,” Birk...
Via Overtime
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Ravens center Matt Birk named NFL director of football development

Retired former Ravens center Matt Birk is staying involved with the NFL. The six-time Pro Bowl center and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year was named the league's director of football development today. Birk spent this past year working as an appeals officer for the NFL and NFL Players Association after retiring in 2012 following the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Center Matt Birk Hired by League in Executive Role

Matt Birk, who played 14 seasons in the NFL and retired following the 2012 campaign, was hired by the NFL as director of player development on Thursday. According to Sporting News, he becomes the eighth former player to land an executive job with the league.  Birk earned six trips to the Pro Bowl in what has to be considered a borderline Hall of Fame career. He also won the Walter...
Via Sportsnaut
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Viking Birk takes NFL office job

Matt Birk's post-playing career is going to keep him in the NFL. The former Minnesota Vikings center who went on to win the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens was named director of football development by the NFL on Thursday. A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Birk will "assist in developing the game at all levels of the sport, from players to coaches to front office personnel...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 guards and centers in the NFL Draft

I think it’s safe to speak on every Ravens behalf when I say that we all miss Matt Birk. A great deal in fact. Having a top-notch center is crucial and many times overlooked by fans. We went from a skilled veteran in Matt Birk to raw rookie Gino Gradkowski. No knock on the young guy but let’s get real. Some like taking another, higher-rated, prospect center out of the draft....
Via cover32 - Ravens
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Raven Matt Birk gives Gino Gradkowski a vote of confidence

Matt Birk spent a year mentoring Gino Gradkowski. Then he spent a year watching him, and Gino was excited to learn from such a great player. After Gradkowski’s up-and-down 2013 season replacing Birk as the Ravens’ starting center, the elder statesman is as convinced as ever that Gradkowski is still the long-term solution despite media and […]The post Former Raven Matt Birk...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Birk Becomes a Hot, Sexy Mess!

Well, isn't THIS just the hottest news since the theatrical release of Mama Mia! FINALLY we get a football player from Minnesota who has shucked his brusque football persona and has finally gone over to the "pink" side. Former Minnesota Vikings center (and St. Paul native!) Matt Birk has become a male model. But not just ANY male model, NO. NO that wouldn't work...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Ravens Lineman Matt Birk Drops 75 Pounds, Gets Ripped, Enters Modeling Contest

Sometimes, dropping the extra baggage and moving forward with your life is the only way to go. For Matt Birk, that “baggage” was 75 additional pounds on his frame. In a span of eight months, the former Ravens center dropped 75 pounds, 10 inches from his weight and altered his diet on the way to achieving a goal — to become a model, according to baltimoreravens.com. After the...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Ravens C Matt Birk wants to be a model, down 75 pounds

You might remember the dude on the left in the photo above. That's former 310-pound Ravens center Matt Birk who retired after helping Baltimore win the Super Bowl last season. That dude was a big man because well in order to play on an NFL offensive line you need plenty of meat on you. The guy on the right you know him as well. That's also former Ravens center Matt Birk...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Ravens center Matt Birk is now a chiseled 235 pounds

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Matt Birk was one of the best centers in the National Football League. He appeared in every game for the Ravens from 2009 through 2012, helping the team win a Super Bowl title last February. After winning his first championship, Birk retired from the NFL. From there, he began losing […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Birk doesn't look ready for retirement

I can only imagine how hard it is to retire from the game you love after 15 years and have to watch the team you just left get demolished on the field. Matt Birk who went out on top following the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII win, seems ready to get back out there. Pretty funny stuff. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Birk joins Cottrell as NFL appeals officers

Former Vikings center Matt Birk will be one of two NFL officers reviewing league discipline handed out for on-field conduct.
Via min.scout.com
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Raven Matt Birk approved as NFL appeals officer

Retired Ravens center Matt Birk is joining the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline replacing former NFL coach Art Shell. Birk confirmed the appointment in a text message to The Baltimore Sun. A six-time Pro Bowl selection Birk retired after the Ravens' Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Harvard graduate played in the NFL for 15 seasons. Along...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Birk to serve as NFL appeals officer

Recently retired Matt Birk will replace Art Shell as one of two appeals officers approved by the NFL and the players' union. Birk, who played center on the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens this year before ending his 15-year career, will join Ted Cottrell in the job. Both the league and the NFL Players Association must approve each officer, and the union's executive...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Birk replacing Shell as NFL appeals officer

Recently retired Matt Birk will replace Art Shell as one of two appeals officers approved by the NFL and the players' union. Birk, who played center on the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens this year before ending his 15-year career, will join Ted Cottrell in the job. Both the league and the NFL Players Association must approve each officer, and the union's executive...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Ravens C Matt Birk looking ahead to political office

Though he wasn't as outspoken as former teammate Brendon Ayanbadejo or current Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, former Ravens center Matt Birk let it be known last year that he has an interest in politics. Now that he's retired from football after winning a Super Bowl, some others have taken an interest in Birk perhaps running for public office. He's not commented on reports...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk Skipped White House Visit Because Obama said, "God Bless You"

An already much thinner former Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk says 'being pro choice is one thing' but saying 'God bless you' to a Planned Parenthood meeting is just over the top. Birk skipped the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Via Bob's Blitz
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Ravens center Matt Birk boycotts White House visit over abortion issue

Former Ravens Center Matt Birk told KFAN that he boycotted yesterday’s White House visit because of a comment that President Barack Obama made in support of abortion. “I wasn’t there,” Birk told The Power Trip, via ThaCover2.com. “I would say this, I would say that I have great respect for the office of the Presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Birk Boycotts Ravens’ White House Visit Over Abortion Issue

Several former Baltimore Ravens missed the Super Bowl champions trip to the White House to meet with President Obama. Some like Anquan Boldin, Bernard Pollard,  and Cary Williams were busy with their new teams.  One retired player missed the ceremony for political reasons. Matt Birk played center in the NFL for 15 years and is a Harvard graduate.  Birk pays attention to the things...
Via Thacover2
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Birk Boycotts Ravens’ White House Visit Over Abortion Issue

Several former Baltimore Ravens missed the Super Bowl champions trip to the White House to meet with President Obama. Some like Anquan Boldin, Bernard Pollard,  and Cary Williams were busy with their new teams.  One retired player missed the ceremony for political reasons. Matt Birk played center in the NFL for 15 years and is a Harvard graduate.  Birk pays attention to the things...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Birk skips White House visit over President's remarks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Former NFL center Matt Birk has never been afraid to share his political views, and he made a stand this week by declining a trip to the White House. Birk, who played 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and won a Super Bowl this past season with the Baltimore Ravens, skipped the customary White House invitation and meeting with President Barack Obama when the...
Via Fox Sports North
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Birk skips White House visit over President's remarks

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Former NFL center Matt Birk has never been afraid to share his political views, and he made a stand this week by declining a trip to the White House. Birk, who played 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings and won a Super Bowl this past season with the Baltimore Ravens, skipped the customary White House invitation and meeting with President Barack Obama when the...
Via Fox Sports North
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Birk Says He Skipped Ravens’ Trip to White House Because of Speech by President Obama

The Ravens paid a visit to the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl title with President Barack Obama. But a few players didn’t make the trip. Linebacker Paul Kruger decided not to attend because of his commitment to his new team, the Cleveland Browns, who were holding a session of organized team activities on Wednesday. But, now retired, center Matt Birk was...
Via NESN.com
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens 2013 mock draft: 4-round projections

The Baltimore Ravens are taking some major blows this offseason with not only Ray Lewis retiring, but Matt Birk as well. Impending unrestricted free agents Ed Reed, Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbe and Joe Flacco guaranteed to get the franchise tag puts the Ravens in a minor crisis. However Kruger and Ellerbe are likely to return, but the Ravens have to get the 2013 NFL draft right...
Via The Penalty Flag
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Birk Retires from the NFL; Is He a Quitter?

Last Friday, former Minnesota Vikings center Matt Birk announced he was quitting the NFL. After 15 long seasons playing the game he loved, the 36-year-old football player left his current teammates in the middle of his contract, after reaching and winning a Super Bowl, and leaving the cornerstone of their offensive line in the hands of a fourth found pick out of the University of...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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