Baltimore Ravens Top 5 All-Time Leaders in Receiving Yards

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Torrey Smith
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BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 07: Running back Ray Rice
BALTIMORE, MD – AUGUST 07: Running back Ray Rice /

5. Ray Rice – 3,034 receiving yards

One of the most well-known former members of the Baltimore Ravens (and not for a good reason), Ray Rice played for the team from 2008 to 2013, spending his entire career with the Ravens.

He was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Rutgers University and after a rookie season where he only started four games, he spent the next four-straight seasons as a dominant running back in the NFL, rushing for over 1,000 yards each year.

But he’s on this list because he was an impressive receiving back as well. From 2009 to 2011, he topped 500 receiving yards every single year, with his best year coming in 2011 when he caught 76 passes for 704 yards and three receiving touchdowns. He also ended that season with 1,364 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.

Rice’s career came to an infamous and abrupt end after the 2013 season when a video was released by TMZ of Rice punching his then-fiancée and now wife Janay Palmer in an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The video then showed Rice dragging a seemingly unconscious Palmer out of the elevator.

Initially, Rice was just suspended for two games of the 2014 season, however, commissioner Roger Goodell changed that to an indefinite suspension that was eliminated after Rice challenged the suspension in federal courts.

Despite his reinstatement to the NFL, no team wanted to sign Rice, and he hasn’t played football professionally since.