“We like the way he runs.”
—Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome

"The guy weighs over 200 pounds. He's compact. He can handle it.”

"Our goal is to keep Ray Rice a Raven.”

"His production on the field speaks for itself, and his leadership in the locker room is outstanding.”

“He gets in there, shows quickness and has the ability to make the first guy miss.”
—Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

“I think he's our kind of guy ... that's high character, he's tough, rough and loves to play football. He's from a great family.”
—Ravens head coach John Harbaugh

"Ray is a great back. It's nice to have him as part of the team.”
—Teammate Jason Brown

"That kid can flat-out play. Man, he's quick!”
—Former teammate Willis McGahee

"Although we will miss him greatly, we all look forward to watching him play on Sundays.”
—Former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano

“To average more than five yards a carry with more than 300 carries is special.”

“Ray was one of my favorite players in this draft.”
—Ravens scout Eric DeCosta

"You have to take your hat off to that young kid.”
—All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis

"He's the guy on offense. He's the playmaker. Every team has a playmaker and Ray Rice has to be ours. As he goes our team goes.”
—Teammate Vonta Leach

Ozzie Newsome, 1989 Topps



Willi McGahee, 2003 Tradition

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