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  • Mon., Aug. 01, 2016 7:00 PM EDT Training Camp Military Appreciation Day The first M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. This practice – free and open to all fans – coincides with the Ravens’ annual Military Appreciation Day. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 06, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Training Camp Fireworks Night On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., the second M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the organization’s third-annual Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show.
  • 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.
  • Mon., Oct. 03, 2016 5:00 PM EDT A Purple Evening A Purple Evening is back! Join Purple on Monday, October 3rd for on-field drills, player appearances and autographs, giveaways, and much more! Tickets will go on sale soon. Check Purple-Just for Women on Facebook for the latest club and event information.
  • Sun., Oct. 23, 2016 7:30 AM EDT Purple Away Game Trip Up the Jersey Turnpike we go! Hit the road with the Purple Club on Sunday, October 23rd to watch our Baltimore Ravens take on the New York Jets for a 1:00 p.m. game at MetLife Stadium. Don't miss your chance to join the only NFL women's fan club to travel into unfamiliar territory!
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 2:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Mark Smith
Head Certified Athletic Trainer

Biography

Mark Smith, named the Ravens’ head certified athletic trainer in May 2011, is in his 28th season with the franchise. One of the NFL’s longest-tenured trainers, Smith was appointed to his current position following the retirement of Bill Tessendorf, who worked with the club for 38 years.

1996-2012: (with Baltimore) 2011: Named the Ravens’ head certified athletic trainer in May. 1996: Was one of 28 employees invited to join the team during the franchise’s move to Baltimore.

1985-95: (with Cleveland) 1989: Smith served on a crew that was honored as the “NFL’s Athletic Training Staff of the Year” by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society...The group was recognized at the annual Ed Block Courage Awards banquet held each March in Baltimore. 1985: Joined the Browns as an assistant trainer...Also worked for the Browns’ training staff during their 1979-85 training camps while he was employed full-time at Kent State.

1978-85: (with Kent State) Joined the training staff at Kent State, where he initially served as a graduate assistant in 1978 but was hired on a full-time basis shortly thereafter...Also worked for the Browns’ training staff during their 1979-85 training camps.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL: Graduated from Ball State with a B.S. in health education and a minor in athletic training (1978)...Mark and his wife, Peggy, have a daughter, Lyndsey, and son, Mark...A graduate student studying art history, Lyndsey attends York University in England and is a member of its PhD program...As an undergrad, she was a four-year letter-winner on the swim team at Penn State...Mark is a senior pitcher on the Bridgewater College baseball team...He was named the Carroll County Player of the Year as a senior at Westminster (MD) HS in 2009.

Mark Smith, named the Ravens’ head certified athletic trainer in May 2011, is in his 28th season with the franchise. One of the NFL’s longest-tenured trainers, Smith was appointed to his current position following the retirement of Bill Tessendorf, who worked with the club for 38 years.

1996-2012: (with Baltimore) 2011: Named the Ravens’ head certified athletic trainer in May. 1996: Was one of 28 employees invited to join the team during the franchise’s move to Baltimore.

1985-95: (with Cleveland) 1989: Smith served on a crew that was honored as the “NFL’s Athletic Training Staff of the Year” by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society...The group was recognized at the annual Ed Block Courage Awards banquet held each March in Baltimore. 1985: Joined the Browns as an assistant trainer...Also worked for the Browns’ training staff during their 1979-85 training camps while he was employed full-time at Kent State.

1978-85: (with Kent State) Joined the training staff at Kent State, where he initially served as a graduate assistant in 1978 but was hired on a full-time basis shortly thereafter...Also worked for the Browns’ training staff during their 1979-85 training camps.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL: Graduated from Ball State with a B.S. in health education and a minor in athletic training (1978)...Mark and his wife, Peggy, have a daughter, Lyndsey, and son, Mark...A graduate student studying art history, Lyndsey attends York University in England and is a member of its PhD program...As an undergrad, she was a four-year letter-winner on the swim team at Penn State...Mark is a senior pitcher on the Bridgewater College baseball team...He was named the Carroll County Player of the Year as a senior at Westminster (MD) HS in 2009.

 

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