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Former Baltimore Raven Vonta Leach revisits Super Bowl XLVII

The former All-pro powerhouse interviewed recently

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"As a little boy, winning the Super Bowl is your dream, and when you actually do it -- man, it's like the world stops for a few seconds." Vonta Leach said with the Baltimore Sun. Vonta of course talking about Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens topping the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

Vonta summed it up quite nicely, "When it's over and you're world champions, and you remember all the hard work that went into it, you're finally satisfied."

You can't tell me that this doesn't look satisfied.

Vonta Leach is no longer in the NFL, retiring after the 2013 season Vonta no longer is the 'rhinoceros' he claimed to enjoy so very much.

Vonta Leach was an All-Pro in two of his three seasons donning the purple & black. The man clearly had the strength to play and it still shows, because at 34 years old the man is still six foot tall, and 250 pounds.

He moved on from football, at least to a degree, with his new career involving real estate. Leach owns 30 rental and commercial properties in Lumberton. .

The big man has realized his life is but an almost cliche story, "Growing up in a small town, going to the NFL un-drafted, getting cut several times, then making All Pro and winning a Super Bowl -- you can't write a better script," Vonta said. "It was a roller coaster ride, but that's life. It's not how many times you're knocked down but how many times you're willing to get back up and fight."

What a story that is, and with it a great attitude to give back. Being a fullback has always been about sacrifice. A hulking individual sacrificing statistics, and the glory, for your teammates to achieve success. Vonta has done that with life, donating to his money to sponsor a free football camp each year, and also setting up new equipment in the weight room of his high school, alongside new jerseys and helmets.