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1997 Baltimore Ravens

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6-9-1, AFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -0.4, Defense: -0.2, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 326 points (20.4/g), 16th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 345 points (21.6/g), 18th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.2/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Ted Marchibroda (6-9-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Marvin Lewis
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Schwartz (Defensive Assistant) and Ken Whisenhunt (Tight Ends)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Westminster, Maryland)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Vinny Testaverde 34 10 13 271 for 470, 2,971 yards, 18 td, 15 int, & 34 rushes for 138 yards and 0 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1987
RB Bam Morris 25 3 8 204 rushes for 774 yards, 4 td, & 29 catches for 176 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1994
WR Derrick Alexander 26 3 13 65 catches for 1,009 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 29th pick / 1994
WR Michael Jackson 28 6 15 69 catches for 918 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 6th / 141st pick / 1991
WR Jermaine Lewis 23 1 7 42 catches for 648 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for 35 yards and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996
TE Eric Green 30 7 15 65 catches for 601 yards, 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1990
LT Jonathan Ogden*+ 23 1 16 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 4th pick / 1996
LG Ben Cavil 25 Rook 8
C Wally Williams 26 4 10
RG Jeff Blackshear 28 4 16 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 197th pick / 1993
RT Orlando Brown 27 3 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE Rob Burnett 30 7 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 129th pick / 1990
LDT James Jones 28 6 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1991
RDT Tony Siragusa 30 7 13 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Michael McCrary 27 4 15 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 170th pick / 1993
LLB Peter Boulware 23 Rook 16 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 4th pick / 1997
MLB Ray Lewis* 22 1 16 4.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 26th pick / 1996
RLB Jamie Sharper 23 Rook 15 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 34th pick / 1997
LCB Antonio Langham 25 3 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 9th pick / 1994
RCB DeRon Jenkins 24 1 6 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 55th pick / 1996
SS Stevon Moore 30 7 13 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 7th / 181st pick / 1989
FS Rondell Jones 26 4 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 69th pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Matt Stover 29 6 0 26 of 34 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points New York Giants / 12th / 329th pick / 1990
P Greg Montgomery 33 9 0 83 punts for a 42.7 average, 0 blocked Houston Oilers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1988
PR Jermaine Lewis 23 1 7 28 punt returns for a 15.6 average and 2 td Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996
KR Jermaine Lewis 23 1 7 41 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Derrick Alexander 26 WR 15 13 195 6-2 Michigan 11/6/1971 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 29th pick / 1994
69 Jeff Blackshear 28 RG 16 16 323 6-6 La-Monroe 3/29/1969 4 7 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 197th pick / 1993
58 Peter Boulware 23 LLB 16 16 255 6-4 Florida St. 12/18/1974 Rook 7 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 4th pick / 1997
24 Donny Brady 24 rcb 16 5 195 6-2 Wisconsin 11/24/1973 2 3
22 Dorian Brew 23 3 0 182 5-10 Kansas 7/19/1974 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 79th pick / 1996
51 Cornell Brown 22 lb 16 1 240 6-0 Virginia Tech 3/15/1975 Rook 2 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 194th pick / 1997
77 Orlando Brown 27 RT 16 16 360 6-7 Central State (OH),South Carolina St. 12/12/1970 3 7
90 Rob Burnett 30 LDE 15 15 265 6-4 Syracuse 8/27/1967 7 7 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 129th pick / 1990
21 Earnest Byner 35 rb 16 5 215 5-10 East Carolina 9/15/1962 13 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 280th pick / 1984
65 Ben Cavil 25 LG 15 8 310 6-2 Oklahoma 1/31/1972 Rook 4
40 Kenyon Cotton 23 15 0 255 6-0 La-Lafayette 2/23/1974 Rook 0
72 Bernard Dafney 29 1 0 324 6-5 Tennessee 11/1/1968 5 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 247th pick / 1992
30 Eugene Daniel 36 rcb 9 6 178 5-11 LSU 5/4/1961 13 3 Indianapolis Colts / 8th / 205th pick / 1984
85 Ray Ethridge 29 2 0 180 5-10 Pasadena CC 12/12/1968 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1992
71 Spencer Folau 24 10 0 315 6-5 Idaho 4/5/1973 Rook 1
94 Mike Frederick 25 de 16 1 280 6-5 Virginia 8/6/1972 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 94th pick / 1995
62 Leo Goeas 31 lg 11 7 300 6-4 Hawaii 8/15/1966 7 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1990
34 Jay Graham 22 rb 13 3 220 6-0 Tennessee 7/14/1975 Rook 2 Baltimore Ravens / 3rd / 64th pick / 1997
86 Eric Green 30 TE 16 15 280 6-5 Liberty 6/22/1967 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 21st pick / 1990
20 Kim Herring 22 db 15 4 212 6-0 Penn St. 9/10/1975 Rook 2 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 58th pick / 1997
26 Priest Holmes 24 7 0 213 5-9 Texas 10/7/1973 Rook 0
81 Michael Jackson 28 WR 16 15 195 6-4 Southern Miss 4/12/1969 6 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 141st pick / 1991
25 DeRon Jenkins 24 RCB 16 6 190 5-11 Tennessee 11/14/1973 1 3 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 55th pick / 1996
97 James Jones 28 LDT 16 16 290 6-2 Northern Iowa 2/6/1969 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 57th pick / 1991
31 Rondell Jones 26 FS 14 12 210 6-2 North Carolina 5/7/1971 4 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 69th pick / 1993
88 Brian Kinchen 32 te 16 7 240 6-2 LSU 8/6/1965 9 1 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 320th pick / 1988
38 Antonio Langham 25 LCB 16 15 181 6-0 Alabama 7/31/1972 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 9th pick / 1994
84 Jermaine Lewis 23 KR 14 7 183 5-7 Maryland 10/16/1974 1 7 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996
52 Ray Lewis* 22 MLB 16 16 245 6-1 Miami (FL) 5/15/1975 1 13 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 26th pick / 1996
29 Lamar Lyons 24 1 0 210 6-3 Washington 3/25/1973 1 0
54 Tyrus McCloud 23 16 0 250 6-1 Louisville 11/23/1974 Rook 1 Baltimore Ravens / 4th / 118th pick / 1997
99 Michael McCrary 27 RDE 15 15 266 6-4 Wake Forest 7/7/1970 4 8 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 170th pick / 1993
9 Greg Montgomery 33 P 16 0 215 6-4 Penn St.,Michigan St. 10/29/1964 9 2 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1988
27 Stevon Moore 30 SS 13 13 210 5-11 Mississippi 2/9/1967 7 6 New York Jets / 7th / 181st pick / 1989
33 Bam Morris 25 RB 11 8 244 6-0 Texas Tech 1/13/1972 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1994
67 Quentin Neujahr 26 c 9 7 297 6-4 Kansas St. 1/30/1971 1 3
89 A.J. Ofodile 24 12 0 260 6-6 Missouri 10/9/1973 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 158th pick / 1994
75 Jonathan Ogden*+ 23 LT 16 16 340 6-9 UCLA 7/31/1974 1 14 Baltimore Ravens / 1st / 4th pick / 1996
53 Tyrell Peters 23 4 0 230 6-0 Oklahoma 8/4/1974 Rook 0
83 James Roe 24 wr 12 4 187 6-1 Norfolk St. 8/23/1973 1 1 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 186th pick / 1996
55 Jamie Sharper 23 RLB 16 15 240 6-3 Virginia 11/23/1974 Rook 6 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 34th pick / 1997
87 Nate Singleton 29 4 0 190 5-11 Grambling St. 7/5/1968 4 0 New York Giants / 11th / 292nd pick / 1992
98 Tony Siragusa 30 RDT 14 13 330 6-3 Pittsburgh 5/14/1967 7 5
41 Ralph Staten 23 db 10 3 205 6-3 Alabama 12/3/1974 Rook 2 Baltimore Ravens / 7th / 236th pick / 1997
3 Matt Stover 29 K 16 0 178 5-11 Louisiana Tech 1/27/1968 6 3 New York Giants / 12th / 329th pick / 1990
92 Leland Taylor 25 1 0 305 6-3 Tennessee,Louisville 10/25/1972 Rook 0 Baltimore Ravens / 7th / 238th pick / 1997
12 Vinny Testaverde 34 QB 13 13 235 6-5 Miami (FL) 11/13/1963 10 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1987
37 Bennie Thompson 34 16 0 210 6-0 Grambling St. 2/10/1963 8 1
44 Tony Vinson 26 13 0 229 6-1 Purdue,Towson St. 3/13/1971 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 160th pick / 1994
95 Chris Ward 23 5 0 271 6-3 Kentucky 2/4/1974 Rook 0 Baltimore Ravens / 7th / 205th pick / 1997
93 Keith Washington 25 de 10 1 285 6-4 UNLV 12/18/1972 1 1
79 Larry Webster 28 dt 16 3 310 6-5 Maryland 1/18/1969 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 70th pick / 1992
36 John Williams 23 4 0 180 5-7 Southern 7/26/1974 Rook 0
63 Wally Williams 26 C 10 10 305 6-2 Florida A&M 2/20/1971 4 5
80 Ryan Yarborough 26 wr 16 3 195 6-2 Wyoming 4/26/1971 3 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 41st pick / 1994
10 Eric Zeier 25 qb 5 3 214 6-1 Georgia 9/6/1972 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 84th pick / 1995
Team Total 26.4 16 243.3 6-1.9 3.1