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March 13, 1996
Pro footballRonnie Lott, who was voted to the Pro Bowl an NFL-record-tying 10 times as a defensive back, retired yesterday."I realized that I've exhausted my ability to play the game," he said. "I'm not able to be a productive player in the NFL any longer. I didn't want to hang on."Lott, 36, spent 15 years in the NFL. He went to four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers and also played for the Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He was on the Chiefs' injured reserve last year after breaking his left leg in an exhibition game.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Comebacks and eighth innings aside, one of the most pleasing sights in the first two games of the American League Division Series has to be that the Orioles' stellar defense is back. Orioles manager Buck Showalter makes it clear that it's your glove that moves you up through the minor league system and it's defense that keeps you in the majors. He uses Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty as examples that the Orioles are willing to let players work through their offensive struggles as long as they are sound defensively.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2001
Ravens coach Brian Billick has this thing about not declaring starters. Billick insists that because a person isn't in on the first snap of the game, he should not be viewed as having a lesser role. Ravens defensive back James Trapp exemplifies that philosophy. "How do you not consider a guy who probably took 35, maybe 40 snaps of defense, and another twenty-something on special teams, a starter?" Billick asked. "I know in a conventional sense that people don't buy that. But to me, that's a starter.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 24, 2014
On Tuesday, Maryland cornerback Will Likely became the first Terps defender to ever be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week . Wednesday, Likely was selected for a national award -- the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week. Likely had a team-high nine tackles, a tackle for a loss and an interception that he returned 88 yards for a touchdown during Maryland's win over Syracuse on Saturday. For the year, Likely is third on the Terps with 27 tackles, has three tackles for a loss, a sack, five pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2004
Less than two weeks ago, Jeremy McGown was diligently lifting weights when his young Naval Academy football career suddenly took a 180-degree turn. Now, the sophomore from Houston is the sensation of summer camp. With the secondary ranks depleted, Mids coach Paul Johnson decided to shuttle McGown from wide receiver to defensive back, a move he welcomed with open arms. "I took it as a compliment," said McGown, who originally enrolled at the academy as a quarterback. "I figured I'd get to play some more, and I want to be on the field."
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The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Atlantic Coast Conference honored a pair of Terps football players Monday for their performance in Maryland's 32-21 win over Connecticut on Saturday. Terps senior linebacker Marcus Whitfield was named the ACC Linebacker of the Week, according to a news release, while senior cornerback Dexter McDougle -- who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the game -- was picked as the conference's Defensive Back of the Week. Whitfield had three sacks for the Terps, including a safety.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2005
Anthony Lott was trying to catch a break. But the one the McDonogh football player wound up catching -- a foot injury three weeks before the start of his senior season -- wasn't quite what he had in mind. "I was doing pretty well at a combine in late July, but midway through, I fractured a bone in my right foot. I had to sit out of practices and miss our only scrimmage," Lott said. "We only play a few games and we don't have playoffs at McDonogh, so I thought I'd miss half the season, not have time to prove myself to colleges and wind up at some prep school."
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2005
The Ravens have agreed to terms with Deion Sanders on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, a league source said last night. The deal won't be finalized until the seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback officially decides whether he will come back for a 14th NFL season. The source said Sanders is expected to announce his return to the Ravens today or tomorrow. Under his agreement with the Ravens -- which was structured just like his contract last season -- Sanders could make as much as $4 million with incentives.
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December 15, 2003
THE TEAMS Defensive Player of the Year: Brady Smith, Loyola First-team defense Name School Class Position Melvin Alaeze Randallstown Junior Lineman Ryan Burns South Carroll Senior Lineman Jeremy Navarre Joppatowne Junior Lineman Billy Rueter Hereford Junior Lineman Justin Frederick Glenelg Senior Linebacker Tyler Moyer Broadneck Senior Linebacker Carl Stokes Aberdeen Senior Linebacker Larry Strickland Loyola Senior Linebacker Kevin Barnes Old...
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By Lem Satterfield | November 22, 1996
Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Thompson, Mount St. Joseph Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Gross, Lake Clifton Co-Coaches of the Year: James Monroe, Lake Clifton; Steve Turnbaugh, HerefordFIRST-TEAM OFFENSEName, School, Year, PositionLucas Phillips, Mount St. Joseph, Senior, QuarterbackAli Culpepper, Dunbar, Senior, Running backDarnell Pearsall, Lake Clifton, Junior, Running backTaber Small, City, Senior, Running backAaron Thompson, Mount St....
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Now that the preseason is finally over, the next order of business for the Ravens is finalizing their 53-man roster, which will have to be done by 4 p.m. Saturday. The Ravens are currently at 75 players, so they'll need to make 22 moves over the next 36 hours or so. Two of the moves have already been made for them, as running back Ray Rice (two games) and safety Will Hill (six games) will start the season on the suspended list. That will save - at least temporarily - two players' jobs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | May 7, 2014
Leading up to Thursday's NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens have eight total picks in the three-day draft: one in each of the first, second, fifth and sixth rounds, and two each in the third and fourth rounds. Today we'll examine defensive backs: Current defensive backs under contract: Cornerbacks - Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith, Chykie Brown, Asa Jackson; Safeties - Matt Elam, Darian Stewart, Jeromy Miles, Anthony Levine, Brynden Trawick, Omar Brown.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
Franklin's Jacquez and Jordan Adams didn't need much time on their visit to "Junior Day" at West Virginia before they committed to play football at the Morgantown school. At 12:36 p.m. Saturday, Jordan tweeted: "Verbally committed to WVU. " The twins, who helped lead the Indians to their first state football championship last fall, said they "kinda, sorta" knew they would commit to the Mountaineers because they had been West Virginia fans "for a while. " Franklin coach Anthony Burgos said he joked with the juniors, after he heard about the commitment, that they had been West Virginia fans since they were freshmen.
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By Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
Defensive back Jalen Tabor 's decision to commit to Arizona , consummated Thursday with the donning of a Wildcats cap and the signaling of "Bear Down" at the Under Armour All-America Game, was a somewhat surprising marriage. Not because Alabama had been spurned, mind you, but because the surprise hat in play was Arizona's, not Maryland's. From the very start of his blink-and-you'll-miss-a-tweet recruitment, it was always accepted as fact that Tabor would end up somewhere like Tropicana Field, flanked by the nation's elite, cameras trained on him as he announced on national television his postgraduate plans.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Arthur Anthony "Art" DeCarlo Sr., a defensive back for the Baltimore Colts who played on the fabled 1958 championship team, died of complications from dementia Dec. 21 at his home in Birmingham, Ala. The former Ellicott City resident was 82. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of Josephina and Antonio DeCarlo, a contractor. He was raised by an older brother after the death of his parents. He worked in a steel mill the summer after his senior year in high school and had offers to play for Ohio colleges.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
The path that cornerback Brendon Clements has taken in his freshman season at Navy has precedent. The player he replaced in the starting lineup, injured sophomore Kwazel Bertrand, also started as a freshman. So had two other members of the secondary, junior cornerback Parrish Gaines and junior safety Chris Ferguson. The way Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo has talked about Clements since he announced that Bertrand would be out for an extended period of time after suffering a knee injury in preseason camp also has precedent.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | September 22, 2006
For years, the Ravens have wanted to have a thumper in the secondary, a defensive back with a strong physical presence. Interestingly enough, the Ravens finally found a safety who causes receivers to flinch because they refused to do so. Ravens@Browns Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Ch. 13, 97.9 FM, 1090 AM Line: Ravens by 6 1/2
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub let his guard down for a second, and the Ravens defense pounced. Midway through the second quarter, the Texans led the Ravens, 6-3, but the score could have been more lopsided if not for the play of the Ravens defense in the red zone. Still, the Texans were in charge when Schaub dropped back in the pocket and casually tossed a short throw toward tight end Owen Daniels. Maybe he perceived pressure that wasn't actually there, the residual of a Terrell Suggs sack earlier in the game.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Atlantic Coast Conference honored a pair of Terps football players Monday for their performance in Maryland's 32-21 win over Connecticut on Saturday. Terps senior linebacker Marcus Whitfield was named the ACC Linebacker of the Week, according to a news release, while senior cornerback Dexter McDougle -- who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the game -- was picked as the conference's Defensive Back of the Week. Whitfield had three sacks for the Terps, including a safety.
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