Published: September 19, 2012
Seeing Ray Rice on the field, your heart aches for the guy. He looks like a Smurf among giants out there, and there’s obviously no way he can survive, but Little Ray has done way more than survive. With the speed of Mercury, the strength of Hercules, the size of Webster, and the heart . . . well, the heart of Ray Rice, he’s turned into the best running back in the NFL and the soul of the Ravens’ offense, He topped 2,000 yards from scrimmage last season, but it’s not just the yards, it’s how he does it. When Rice punches the Earth to keep from falling, the man is making magic. And if his exploits on the field weren’t enough, Rice is a heck of a citizen, spearheading an anti-bullying campaign and reaching out to school kids across the region.