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The Caw: A.Q. Shipley Drops In On Ravens Fans' Wedding


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t the only wedding crasher.


A couple of Ravens fans, Dan and Sarah Shelley, stumbled upon Ravens guard/center A.Q. Shipley during their wedding day at M&T Bank Stadium on April 17.

Shipley stopped to chat and take some photos with the newlyweds, making for one heck of a wedding album.

"It's more than any fan could ask," Dan said.

Even though they're from Patriots territory in Connecticut, Dan has been a lifelong Ravens fan. He grew up playing defense and watching the Miami Hurricanes. So with former 'Canes Ray Lewis and Ed Reed  both wearing purple, it just fit.

"I just naturally started gravitating towards Baltimore when the organization was formed," Dan said. "It's just been a match made in heaven ever since."

Sarah wasn't as much of a fan, but she caught the bug when she went to her very first NFL game – Lewis' final career home game in the 2012 divisional playoffs (a victory over Luck and the Colts).

So when thinking about where they wanted to get married, the couple tossed out the idea of M&T Bank Stadium. Their dream was made a reality in a private affair.

When they went to the stadium, they were taking photos in the locker room when Dan recognized Shipley. The Ravens offensive lineman was there showing his fiancée around.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, I think that's A.Q. Shipley,'" Dan said. "But I didn't say anything because I didn't want to take the moment off my wife."

The couples passed each other in the tunnel and Shipley's fiancée commented on Sarah's shoes. They struck up a conversation about their respective weddings and parted ways.

At the end of the wedding photo shoot, Shipley came back out on to the field and surprised the couple and wanted to take pictures with them. Dan showed Shipley the Ravens tattoo on the back of his calf.

"He's a really cool down to earth guy," Dan said. "It was incredible."

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