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Ray Rice Named Ravens' MVP by Media

The local media voted Ray Rice the Ravens' Most Valuable Player Thursday.

Still without a long-term contract, Ravens running back Ray Rice was named the team's Most Valuable Player in a vote of local media, MASN and others reported.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who set a career-high with 14 sacks and set a team record with seven forced fumbles in 2011, finished second in the annual vote.

But it was also a career year for the versatile Rice, in his fourth year out of Rutgers.

The shifty tailback gained career-highs in rushing (1,364 yards) and receiving (704 yards) while scoring 15 touchdowns, obliterating his previous career high of eight scores set in 2009.

Rice's 2,068 total yards from scrimmage led the NFL. He also fumbled just twice all season.

Rice is in the final season of a four-year, $2.8 million contract he signed after becoming a second round draft pick in 2008, according to Spotrac.com.

Jeffrey Freedman January 07, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Ray Rice definitely serves this title! He is an outstanding player and there should definitely be no hesitation about renewing his contract for four more years or even longer!
Alexander Pyles January 07, 2012 at 05:29 PM
The Ravens have a pretty good history of taking care of the players they drafted who become stars. Rice is about to become a very rich man, I'd imagine.

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