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Ravens rookie cornerback Lardarius Webb started the second half with a bang, taking the kickoff 95 yards to the house to give Baltimore a 13-0 lead, fulfilling a prophecy by none other than linebacker Ray Lewis.  Lewis told Webb that the returner would score a touchdown on that specific play before the Ravens came out [...]

Posted by Mike Duffy on Sunday, November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

Ravens rookie cornerback Lardarius Webb started the second half with a bang, taking the kickoff 95 yards to the house to give Baltimore a 13-0 lead, fulfilling a prophecy by none other than linebacker Ray Lewis. 

Lewis told Webb that the returner would score a touchdown on that specific play before the Ravens came out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium after halftime.

“He came to me and said, ‘You’re going to run this one back. I’ve seen it.  The Lord put it in my eyes.’” Webb explained.   “He walked away, and then came back and touched me, saying, ‘This one’s yours.’ As for me, I am a spiritual guy.  It happened, and it was unbelievable.”

But to show how rough life can be for a returner, Webb was erased with a hard hit by Broncos linebacker Spencer Larsen on his next kickoff return. 

Back to the touchdown, the last time a Raven returned a kickoff to the end zone was on Dec. 9, 2007, when Yamon Figurs did it. 

All it took was one key cut and a block by fullback Le’Ron McClain, and Webb sprinted to paydirt basically untouched for the longest kickoff return in Ravens history. 

“Everybody just got their man,” Webb said.  “I just saw a hole and ran as fast as I can.  We’ve been working all week on getting our man and staying on him for more than a second.  This time, they got their man and stayed on them.  I just ran.”

Webb also pitched in on defense, where he tallied three tackles.

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