The Ravens are kicking off their 20th NFL season this year. To commemorate that achievement, we'll take a look at the Ravens' top 10 players of the last 20 years.
#5 - Matt Stover
Mr. Automatic.... Mr. Roboto.... The original Brown
Many fans will remember kicker Matt Stover in so many different ways and by so many different monikers but every fan remembers his clutch kicks and smiling personality for as long as he was a Raven. Originally drafted in 1990 as a 12th round pick by the New York Giants, he found a home in Cleveland and then Baltimore as a Brown and Raven from 1991-2008 before spending one final season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009.
Not many Ravens fans will know this, but Stover has two Super Bowl rings to his collection. His rookie year, he spent the season on injured reserve while the New York Giants would go on to win Super Bowl XXV. While a Raven, Stover would earn his next ring as an integral part of the Baltimore Ravens offense that saw a touchdown drought through five games.
In 2011, Stover was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor at M&T Bank Stadium. Stover holds multiple records and accomplishments both with the NFL as well as with the Ravens. Stover is the NFL's sixth all-time leading scorer, has the most consecutive PATs, most consecutive games with a field goal and most points scored by a player in his 30s with 1113. For the Ravens, he holds the franchise record for most career field goals, which will be difficult for any player to top with as long as Stover played the game.
Many fans outside of Baltimore will forget about Stover simply because he was a kicker. However, Ravens fans will always have a place in their hearts for #3.