It’s July and there’s not too much going on before training camp.
Thus, it’s time to dig into the files of some of the Ravens’ most popular players to see what fans may or may not know about their favorites.
He named his baby daughter Rayven
Nobody can question Rice’s loyalty to the Ravens. He named his baby daughter Rayven. Rice shared a cute moment with his 1-year-old daughter at Super Bowl XLVII Media Day when she had some trouble drinking water.
He’s the fifth-shortest player in the NFL
Rice is the fifth-shortest player (tied) in the NFL at 5-foot-8. Only Denver receiver/returner Trindon Holliday (5-5), New Orleans running back Darren Sproles (5-6), Atlanta running back Jacquizz Rodgers (5-6), Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (5-7) and Washington receiver/returner Brandon Banks (5-7) are more height challenged. Rice is the same height as another Ravens running back,
He was born six weeks early
Maybe this explains why Rice is so short – other than the fact that his mother, Janet, is 4-foot-11. Rice was born six weeks early during a bad snowstorm on Jan. 22, 1987. Janet still calls him a “Blizzard Baby.”
He’s a left-handed quarterback
Rice has two NFL career passing attempts. One fell incomplete. The other was a 1-yard touchdown toss to
He ran away from Ray Lewis
It’s widely known that Rice and linebacker Ray Lewis are very good friends. They were referred to as Little Ray and Big Ray around team headquarters. But the two got off to an inauspicious start when they practiced 11-on-11 drills the first time. When Rice saw Lewis in the hole, he immediately started running toward the sideline. Lewis told the then rookie that he wouldn’t survive that way in the NFL.