Starting over

Tackling tough job just way of life for Ravens' new QB

McNair's toughness pre-dates his days as QB

June 09, 2006|By JAMISON HENSLEY | JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER

Steve McNair's NFL career often has seemed to be held together by stitches and trainer's tape, with clutch performances built on a strong right arm and a stronger will.

In a sport in which men define themselves by playing hurt, McNair has earned respect from teammates and opponents. But he started showing his toughness long before reaching the NFL.

More Ravens McNair has a to-do list for 2006, and it includes winning a title. PG 3F

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