Ray Rice has been a mainstay in the Baltimore Ravens offense since being drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has been one of the best running backs in the NFL. Rice could be on the brink of becoming a Ravens’ record book king.
The 2013 NFL season is going to be an exciting for the Ravens and their fans as they will be the defending Super Bowl Champions for the second time in franchise history and will attempt to make their sixth straight playoff appearance. Thanks to Rice, Baltimore and its’ fans will be anxiously watching Ravens history being made.
Rice has a chance to take over the top spot in a few significant categories in Baltimore Ravens franchise history this season.
Most career yards from scrimmage:
Rice currently has 8,394 yards from scrimmage and sits at second place in Ravens franchise history. Ravens 2012 Ring of Honor inductee Jamal Lewis currently holds the franchise record with 9,166 yards from scrimmage. As long as Rice stays healthy, he will become the franchise’s all-time leader in yards from scrimmage mid-season.
Most non-passing touchdowns:
If you take away passing touchdowns, Rice currently sits at third place in Ravens franchise history behind Todd Heap and Lewis, who leads the category. Rice currently has 39 career touchdowns and will need just nine this season to surpass both Heap and Lewis to become the franchise’s all-time leader in career touchdowns.
Most rushing touchdowns:
Currently at 33 career rushing touchdowns, Rice sits at second place in Ravens history in this category as well. Again, he is behind Lewis who has 45, and with a good season, Rice could take yet another crown of Ravens’ best by snagging the career rushing touchdown record.
With plenty of good years left in Rice’s tank, there is no question that barring injury he will not only snag all of these franchise records, but blow them away; nevertheless, Rice is going to provide a lot of excitement for both the team and fans this season and will become one of the greats in Ravens history.
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