Pat Ricard The NFL’s Next Two-Way Player?
Former UMaine football standout Pat Ricard is opening some eyes at Baltimore Ravens training camp this August.
Ricard has been practicing on both sides of the ball for the Baltimore side since the beginning of camp and recently logged eight snaps as a defensive lineman and five in the backfield as a fullback.
Only five players have logged at least 50 snaps on both sides of the ball in a single season since 2007, with Nikita Whitlock of the Giants in 2015 being the last. Julian Edelman did so for New England in 2011, before moving to the offensive side of the ball solely.
The former All-CAA First Team defensive lineman will try to make the team's opening week roster. The Ravens are trying to replace fullback Kyle Juszcyk who left to sign with San Francisco and could open the role for the former Black Bear. He also has played a little bit from the tight end position during practice.
Ricard is expected to play both sides of the ball again on Saturday night in the third pre-season game for the Ravens as they face the Buffalo Bills.