Coming Up
  • Tue., Sep. 06, 2016 8:00 AM EDT Paint The Town Purple Help us paint the town purple! Visit M&T Bank Stadium on Tuesday morning or the Maryland State Fairgrounds in the afternoon to have your car stenciled with the official Ravens logo.
  • Wed., Sep. 07, 2016 8:00 AM EDT #FindTheFlock Scavenger Hunt Locate one of the six LED Ravens letters spread around Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and you could win great prizes by using the hashtag #FindTheFlock! Clues will be provided Wednesday morning via the Ravens Snapchat account, so stay tuned and make sure to follow BLTRavens on Snapchat!
  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Countdown To Kickoff Party Presented By Miller Lite Grammy Award®-nominated rock band 3 DOORS DOWN will perform at the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party Presented by Miller Lite on Friday, Sept. 9 at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Open to all ages.
  • Sat., Sep. 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.
  • Sat., Sep. 10, 2016 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT Ravens Wired See the plays, hear the sideline conversations and feel the hits on Ravens Wired, the only behind-the-scenes show featuring a Ravens player wired for sound during each week's game. Go behind the Ravens bench for in-game adjustments and inside the locker room for Head Coach John Harbaugh's post-game speech. Produced by Ravens Productions, Ravens Wired is hosted by Comcast Sportsnet's Brent Harris.
  • Sun., Sep. 11, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EDT Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.
  • Sat., Sep. 17, 2016 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT Ravens Report Hosted by WUSA-TV's Kristen Berset, Ravens Report, the flagship program of the Baltimore Ravens that showcases life in the NFL. Created by Ravens Productions, this magazine-style show features behind-the-scenes access to Ravens players and coaches as they prepare for each week's opponent.
  • Sun., Sep. 18, 2016 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM EDT Ravens Unscripted Ravens beat writers Ryan Mink and Garrett Downing join our host to tackle the latest Ravens headlines and hottest topics. Each week's show, brought to you by Ravens Productions, also features a special guest, including prominent sports media, front office staff, players or other Ravens insiders.
  • Sun., Sep. 18, 2016 1:00 PM EDT Purple Club Happy Hour What's better than Happy Hour specials and Baltimore Ravens football? A Purple Club Happy Hour! Join the Purple club this season at various Buffalo Wild Wings locations to watch the Ravens on the road.

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Joe Hortiz
Director Of College Scouting

Biography

Joe Hortiz is in his fifth year as the Ravens’ director of college scouting. He directs the Ravens’ college scouting process, coordinating the schedules and cross-checking duties of the area scouts. Hortiz also manages the team’s draft preparation and the evaluation and ranking process of hundreds of NFL draft-eligible prospects. Hortiz, who joined the organization in 1998, spent eight years as a scout for Baltimore, covering the Northeast and Southeast regions before becoming a national scout for three seasons (2006- 08). In 2007, Baltimore selected Auburn G Ben Grubbs (29th overall), who was scouted by the fellow Auburn alum Hortiz and became a Pro Bowler in 2011 with the Ravens. A graduate of the Ravens’ “20/20 Club,” (see below), Hortiz originally joined Baltimore as a personnel assistant in 1998.

1998-2013: (with Baltimore) 2013: Team selected Florida S Matt Elam (32nd overall) in the first round. 2012: Ravens drafted Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw (second round), Iowa State G Kelechi Osemele (second) and Temple RB Bernard Pierce (third), all of whom helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII. 2011: Selected CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado) and WR Torrey Smith (Maryland) in the first two rounds... Torrey set team rookie receiving records in catches (50), yards (841) and TDs (7). 2010: Ravens drafted key contributors TEs Ed Dickson (third round) and Dennis Pitta (fourth), DE Art Jones (fifth) plus WR/RS David Reed, who had the NFL’s longest KOR (103 yards), setting a then-franchise record in 2010. 2009: Promoted to director of college scouting after eight years as a college scout...In Hortiz’s first draft as head of college scouting, Baltimore selected All-Rookie team performer T Michael Oher (Mississippi) with the 23rd-overall selection and CB/RS Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State). 2008: Scouted players across the country, with a primary focus on the eastern half, where seven of 10 Ravens draft picks were selected in the ’08 NFL Draft...Was invited to introduce Grubbs at the Ravens Roost No. 7’s annual Extra Effort Award banquet in April. 2007: Team’s first-round draft pick Grubbs was selected from Joe’s focus area and attended his alma mater. 2006: Promoted to national scout...Was tasked with covering the eastern half of the country, including the Big East, Big Ten, MAC, ACC, SEC and Conference USA. 2003- 05: Served as Ravens Southeast area scout and covered the SEC, ACC and C-USA. 2001-02: Scouted the Northeast. 1998- 2000: Worked both with the pro and college scouting staffs as a football personnel  assistant...Responsibilities included assisting GM Ozzie Newsome and vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty, who manages the salary cap, and performing “the box” workout at schools across the country for three spring seasons.

College/Personal: While earning his B.S. in accounting from Auburn, Joe was an undergraduate assistant coach for Terry Bowden and the Tigers’ football team from 1995-97...Worked with both the QBs and WRs and also coached the scout team LBs and secondary...Also coordinated Auburn’s summer football camps...Son of Joe and Marlene Hortiz, Joe attended Salesianum (Wilmington, DE) HS...He and his wife, Jennifer, have four sons, Joey (6), Jack (5), Jameson (2) and newborn Julian.

Joe Hortiz is in his fifth year as the Ravens’ director of college scouting. He directs the Ravens’ college scouting process, coordinating the schedules and cross-checking duties of the area scouts. Hortiz also manages the team’s draft preparation and the evaluation and ranking process of hundreds of NFL draft-eligible prospects. Hortiz, who joined the organization in 1998, spent eight years as a scout for Baltimore, covering the Northeast and Southeast regions before becoming a national scout for three seasons (2006- 08). In 2007, Baltimore selected Auburn G Ben Grubbs (29th overall), who was scouted by the fellow Auburn alum Hortiz and became a Pro Bowler in 2011 with the Ravens. A graduate of the Ravens’ “20/20 Club,” (see below), Hortiz originally joined Baltimore as a personnel assistant in 1998.

1998-2013: (with Baltimore) 2013: Team selected Florida S Matt Elam (32nd overall) in the first round. 2012: Ravens drafted Alabama OLB Courtney Upshaw (second round), Iowa State G Kelechi Osemele (second) and Temple RB Bernard Pierce (third), all of whom helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII. 2011: Selected CB Jimmy Smith (Colorado) and WR Torrey Smith (Maryland) in the first two rounds... Torrey set team rookie receiving records in catches (50), yards (841) and TDs (7). 2010: Ravens drafted key contributors TEs Ed Dickson (third round) and Dennis Pitta (fourth), DE Art Jones (fifth) plus WR/RS David Reed, who had the NFL’s longest KOR (103 yards), setting a then-franchise record in 2010. 2009: Promoted to director of college scouting after eight years as a college scout...In Hortiz’s first draft as head of college scouting, Baltimore selected All-Rookie team performer T Michael Oher (Mississippi) with the 23rd-overall selection and CB/RS Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State). 2008: Scouted players across the country, with a primary focus on the eastern half, where seven of 10 Ravens draft picks were selected in the ’08 NFL Draft...Was invited to introduce Grubbs at the Ravens Roost No. 7’s annual Extra Effort Award banquet in April. 2007: Team’s first-round draft pick Grubbs was selected from Joe’s focus area and attended his alma mater. 2006: Promoted to national scout...Was tasked with covering the eastern half of the country, including the Big East, Big Ten, MAC, ACC, SEC and Conference USA. 2003- 05: Served as Ravens Southeast area scout and covered the SEC, ACC and C-USA. 2001-02: Scouted the Northeast. 1998- 2000: Worked both with the pro and college scouting staffs as a football personnel  assistant...Responsibilities included assisting GM Ozzie Newsome and vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty, who manages the salary cap, and performing “the box” workout at schools across the country for three spring seasons.

College/Personal: While earning his B.S. in accounting from Auburn, Joe was an undergraduate assistant coach for Terry Bowden and the Tigers’ football team from 1995-97...Worked with both the QBs and WRs and also coached the scout team LBs and secondary...Also coordinated Auburn’s summer football camps...Son of Joe and Marlene Hortiz, Joe attended Salesianum (Wilmington, DE) HS...He and his wife, Jennifer, have four sons, Joey (6), Jack (5), Jameson (2) and newborn Julian.