The greatest power forward in history retired yesterday, and I couldn’t help but look back at the Baltimore Ravens roster, and the happenings of the Ravens when Tim Duncan debuted (1997).
Jonathan Ogden: 11x Pro Bowl | 9x All-Pro (5 First-team, 4 Second-team) | SB XXXV Champion | Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee
Peter Boulware: 4x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro | Defensive Rookie of the Year | SB XXXV Champion
Tony Siragusa: SB XXXV Champion | 562 tackles | 22 sacks
Matt Stover: 2x SB Champion (XXV, XXXV) | 2x All-Pro | 6th all-time in NFL History for Field Goals Made
In 1997 the Ravens went 6-9-1. Their starting quarterback was Vinny Testaverde, and Priest Holmes hadn’t taken an NFL snap at tailback. Ray Lewis made almost 100 more tackles (156) than the next closest Raven Stevon Moore (58). The Ravens leading scorer was Matt Stover (110), doubling next closest player Derrick Alexander (54).