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O.J. Brigance inspired Ravens en route to Super Bowl title

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06:09 PM ET 02.04 | O.J. Brigance didn't play a major role during the Baltimore Ravens' first Super Bowl run in 2000-01, when the Ravens eventually defeated the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, 34-7. That season, Brigance appeared in all 16 regular season contests, and served as Baltimore's special teams captain. Though he's been retired for nearly a decade, Brigance made an impact on the 2012 Ravens, once again playing a part with a Super Bowl winning team. Now stricken with ALS, Brigance is confined to a wheelchair, and he needs a computer to speak. Brigance served as Baltimore's honorary captain during the Ravens' 28-13 AFC Championship win over the New England Patriots, and serves as a source of inspiration for the Ravens.

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February 4, 2013  06:26 PM ET

He should serve as a warning to current players.

February 4, 2013  06:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He should serve as a warning to current players.

I agree...



Current players - don't get ALS!

 
February 5, 2013  01:51 PM ET

I think they said that Brigance made the first tackle (special teams) in Super Bowl 35.

So whichever Raven made the first tackle in Super Bowl 47 - watch out!

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