The Baltimore Ravens organization and the Modell family lost a very special person in their hearts today as former team president David Modell, step son of the late and former Ravens owner Art Modell, passed away today at the age of 55 due to cancer.
David Modell, former team president, has sadly passed away.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 13, 2017
You will be missed, David. pic.twitter.com/15IlVBnWvG
Early on in 2016, David was battling stage 4 lung cancer as he disclosed at, “A Night of Heroes” in May of 2016. David spoke about his battle with stage 4 lung cancer courtesy of WNST.
David started out his career in the NFL at the age of 14 being a grounds crew member for the Cleveland Browns under Art Modell. When the Ravens arrived in Baltimore in 1996, David played a huge role in the organization from the decision to create the team name, logo, colors and game day operations. When the Ravens were sold to current owner Steve Bisciotti in 2004, David was kept on as a team consultant.
It is safe to say that we wouldn’t be looking at the Ravens organization the way we do today without the assistance of David Modell. David leaves a legacy behind his four children (two daughters and two sons). His two daughters are Breslin and Collier and his two sons are David Jr. and Arthur.
On the behalf of the Baltimore Beatdown staff, our condolences go out to the Modell family.