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By SLOANE BROWN and SLOANE BROWN,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2006
Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Spencer Folau, 33, was born in the Pacific island nation of Tonga and grew up in Redwood City, Calif. After attending the University of Idaho, he joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 as a free agent. He played here for five years - the last as part of the team that won the Super Bowl. From Baltimore he went to the Miami Dolphins, and then the New Orleans Saints. Last year, Folau signed with the Washington Redskins, but was released because of injury.
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By SLOANE BROWN and SLOANE BROWN,SUN REPORTER | November 12, 2006
Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Spencer Folau, 33, was born in the Pacific island nation of Tonga and grew up in Redwood City, Calif. After attending the University of Idaho, he joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1996 as a free agent. He played here for five years - the last as part of the team that won the Super Bowl. From Baltimore he went to the Miami Dolphins, and then the New Orleans Saints. Last year, Folau signed with the Washington Redskins, but was released because of injury.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1999
Spencer Folau remembered that sinking feeling upon learning the news. After spending two collegiate seasons at Idaho as an effective force on the defensive line, Folau's job description had just undergone a drastic change.He would be switched to the offensive line, an area he had barely tested even as a high school player."It blew me away. I didn't expect it. I was pretty productive on the defensive line," Folau recalled. "We probably needed some help on the [offensive] line, and I think my coach saw a future for me on the offensive line.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2001
The Ravens' pursuit of a quarterback begins in earnest this morning, but the path to Brad Johnson just got a little steeper. When the Kansas City Chiefs released Pro Bowl quarterback Elvis Grbac yesterday, they joined the ever-increasing number of teams in search of a new passer. And they figure to come after Johnson, the unrestricted free agent from the Washington Redskins, regarded as the top quarterback in this year's pool going in. At the least, the arrival of Grbac, a seven-year veteran who threw for 4,169 yards last season, should put a financial spark in the quarterback market.
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October 21, 1999
Line: Chiefs by 1.Vs. spread: Chiefs 2-3; Ravens 2-3.Series: First meeting.Quick hits: The Ravens are one of three teams (Vikings and Rams) that have not allowed a 100-yard rusher or a 100-yard receiver this season. The Chiefs have the NFL's No. 2 rushing offense (135 yards per game), even though they have no one with 200 yards rushing. QB Elvis Grbac was 26-for-31 for 268 yards, 1 TD passing and 1 TD rushing in his only start vs. Ravens (with 49ers).InjuriesCHIEFS: Doubtful: DE Dan Williams (knee)
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2000
The Jacksonville Jaguars attacked Tony Banks on Sunday night with a variety of pressure schemes designed to unsettle the Ravens quarterback. They won the battle, but lost the war. Banks was hounded into a 17-for-39 night and his offense was kept out of the end zone for the second straight week, but the Ravens rescued a 15-10 victory on defense and special teams. Ravens coach Brian Billick knows what comes next. More pressure. "Teams were sitting in a passive zone to not give us the big play," Billick said yesterday.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Ravens had to perform some patch work on the right side of their offensive line during last night's 24-13 preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers. And despite some holes, the unit came away tougher for the experience. With starting right guard Mike Flynn (foot) and right tackle Harry Swayne (hamstring) out with injuries, the Ravens put guards Damon Denson and Orlando Bobo with tackles Spencer Folau and Sammy Williams against the likes of Reggie White and Eric Swann.
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By Ken Rosenthal | June 10, 1997
Listen, we love Quentin Neujahr. Love that he waited patiently for two years. Love that he expects nothing to be given to him. Love that he's working out with the rookies in the afternoon to impress the Ravens' coaches.But can he play?"We're going to have to wait and see," coach Ted Marchibroda said yesterday. "He's the type of guy everyone is rooting for -- the players, coaches, front office -- because he works so hard. We certainly hope he can do it."Key word: Hope.And hope is not good enough.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1999
Middle linebacker Ray Lewis does the unusual on a routine basis. Watch him chase down quarterbacks and running backs from afar. Watch him rack up more than 10 tackles a game on a weekly basis. At his current pace, Lewis will shatter his career high of 210 tackles, which he set in his second season in 1997, the year he made his first Pro Bowl.Yesterday, Lewis did another unusual thing. He missed practice with a sore left knee."It's all right. It's stiff and sore," said Lewis, who leads the league with 100 tackles through seven games.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2001
The Ravens' pursuit of a quarterback begins in earnest this morning, but the path to Brad Johnson just got a little steeper. When the Kansas City Chiefs released Pro Bowl quarterback Elvis Grbac yesterday, they joined the ever-increasing number of teams in search of a new passer. And they figure to come after Johnson, the unrestricted free agent from the Washington Redskins, regarded as the top quarterback in this year's pool going in. At the least, the arrival of Grbac, a seven-year veteran who threw for 4,169 yards last season, should put a financial spark in the quarterback market.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2000
The Jacksonville Jaguars attacked Tony Banks on Sunday night with a variety of pressure schemes designed to unsettle the Ravens quarterback. They won the battle, but lost the war. Banks was hounded into a 17-for-39 night and his offense was kept out of the end zone for the second straight week, but the Ravens rescued a 15-10 victory on defense and special teams. Ravens coach Brian Billick knows what comes next. More pressure. "Teams were sitting in a passive zone to not give us the big play," Billick said yesterday.
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Ravens had to perform some patch work on the right side of their offensive line during last night's 24-13 preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers. And despite some holes, the unit came away tougher for the experience. With starting right guard Mike Flynn (foot) and right tackle Harry Swayne (hamstring) out with injuries, the Ravens put guards Damon Denson and Orlando Bobo with tackles Spencer Folau and Sammy Williams against the likes of Reggie White and Eric Swann.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1999
Spencer Folau remembered that sinking feeling upon learning the news. After spending two collegiate seasons at Idaho as an effective force on the defensive line, Folau's job description had just undergone a drastic change.He would be switched to the offensive line, an area he had barely tested even as a high school player."It blew me away. I didn't expect it. I was pretty productive on the defensive line," Folau recalled. "We probably needed some help on the [offensive] line, and I think my coach saw a future for me on the offensive line.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 4, 1999
Middle linebacker Ray Lewis does the unusual on a routine basis. Watch him chase down quarterbacks and running backs from afar. Watch him rack up more than 10 tackles a game on a weekly basis. At his current pace, Lewis will shatter his career high of 210 tackles, which he set in his second season in 1997, the year he made his first Pro Bowl.Yesterday, Lewis did another unusual thing. He missed practice with a sore left knee."It's all right. It's stiff and sore," said Lewis, who leads the league with 100 tackles through seven games.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1999
The Ravens' offensive line is rounding back into healthy form, now that right tackle Harry Swayne has rejoined the practice routine for the first time in almost three weeks.Swayne went through a full practice yesterday, did some extra running afterward, and pronounced himself nearly ready for Sunday's game against Buffalo.Swayne suffered a lower left leg contusion against Atlanta on Oct. 3. He practiced on a limited basis the following week but did not play against Tennessee, then suffered a setback that knocked him out of the Kansas City game last Thursday.
SPORTS
October 21, 1999
Line: Chiefs by 1.Vs. spread: Chiefs 2-3; Ravens 2-3.Series: First meeting.Quick hits: The Ravens are one of three teams (Vikings and Rams) that have not allowed a 100-yard rusher or a 100-yard receiver this season. The Chiefs have the NFL's No. 2 rushing offense (135 yards per game), even though they have no one with 200 yards rushing. QB Elvis Grbac was 26-for-31 for 268 yards, 1 TD passing and 1 TD rushing in his only start vs. Ravens (with 49ers).InjuriesCHIEFS: Doubtful: DE Dan Williams (knee)
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1999
There will be lights, cameras and probably a lot of intense, physical action.The Ravens enter the NFL's spotlight tonight when they play host to the Kansas City Chiefs before an expected sellout crowd of more than 69,000 at PSINet Stadium. Because the Ravens have only an 18-34-1 record since moving to Baltimore, there haven't been many opportunities to be involved in a featured game on national television.But the Ravens (2-3) get another chance tonight against the Chiefs (3-2) on ESPN. The Ravens have a 1-2 record on ESPN Sunday night football and a 12-13-1 overall record at home.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1999
The Ravens' offensive line is rounding back into healthy form, now that right tackle Harry Swayne has rejoined the practice routine for the first time in almost three weeks.Swayne went through a full practice yesterday, did some extra running afterward, and pronounced himself nearly ready for Sunday's game against Buffalo.Swayne suffered a lower left leg contusion against Atlanta on Oct. 3. He practiced on a limited basis the following week but did not play against Tennessee, then suffered a setback that knocked him out of the Kansas City game last Thursday.
SPORTS
By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1999
There will be lights, cameras and probably a lot of intense, physical action.The Ravens enter the NFL's spotlight tonight when they play host to the Kansas City Chiefs before an expected sellout crowd of more than 69,000 at PSINet Stadium. Because the Ravens have only an 18-34-1 record since moving to Baltimore, there haven't been many opportunities to be involved in a featured game on national television.But the Ravens (2-3) get another chance tonight against the Chiefs (3-2) on ESPN. The Ravens have a 1-2 record on ESPN Sunday night football and a 12-13-1 overall record at home.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | June 10, 1997
Listen, we love Quentin Neujahr. Love that he waited patiently for two years. Love that he expects nothing to be given to him. Love that he's working out with the rookies in the afternoon to impress the Ravens' coaches.But can he play?"We're going to have to wait and see," coach Ted Marchibroda said yesterday. "He's the type of guy everyone is rooting for -- the players, coaches, front office -- because he works so hard. We certainly hope he can do it."Key word: Hope.And hope is not good enough.
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