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Ring Of Honor - Earnest Byner

Michael McCrary came to Baltimore as an unrestricted free agent in the spring of 1997 after spending time with the Seattle Seahawks, the team that took him in the seventh round (170th-overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. A two-time Pro Bowler for the Ravens (1998-99), McCrary was a key player for the Ravens' defense during the time it was establishing a reputation as one of the NFL's toughest. His name is prominently displayed throughout the "sacks' section of the Ravens' record books, as he put up some of the best game, season and career sack numbers in the franchise's history.

Career Highlights

  • Two-time Ravens Pro Bowler (1998-99)
  • At the time of his retirement in 2002, he ranked second on the Ravens' all-time sack list with 51 (now third behind Peter Boulware, 70, and Terrell Suggs, 53). For his career, including time with the Seahawks, McCrary compiled 71 sacks and 561 total tackles.
  • Recorded six sacks in four games in the 2000 playoffs, including two in the Ravens' Super Bowl XXXV win over the Giants (34-7)
  • In 1996, he had 13.5 sacks, which tied for the AFC lead with Buffalo's Bruce Smith. McCrary was the first Seahawk to lead or co-lead the conference in sacks.
  • An extremely active member of the Baltimore community, he received the Byron "Whizzer' White Award in 2001 and the Ravens' 1999 Sprint Man of the Year Award.
  • Was involved in six of the nine shutout victories in Ravens history, and is the only player other than Ray Lewis to lead the team in tackles for one of those games (seven on 9/24/00 vs. Cin.). He also tied Lewis with seven total tackles for the 9/3/00 shutout at Pittsburgh.
  • In 1998, he compiled a then-Ravens record 14.5 sacks (second in the AFC) before being voted to his first Pro Bowl. That number is now only second to Peter Boulware, who had 15 in 2001.

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