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Lardarius Webb gives back at Boys and Girls Club of Baltimore

Cornerback Lardarius Webb and middle linebacker Ray Lewis have been two of the most involved players on the Ravens in terms of community service.

Both players were voted NFL Players Association PULSE awards by their teammates in recognition of their efforts in Baltimore and their hometowns.

On injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Webb handed out 150 gifts to youngsters Thursday night at Webster-Kendrick Boys and Girls Club in Baltimore.

"It was great to go out there and kick it with the kids and give gifts to the youngsters whose families couldn't afford it," Webb said in a telephone interview. "They had a wonderful time. It reminded me of when I was younger. It made my Christmas."

Both Webb and Lewis are now eligible for consideration for the Byron Whizzer White Award given out by the NFLPA annually to players who go above and beyond in the community.

If Lewis and Webb are among the five finalists, then they will receive additional charitable donations for their foundations or a charity of their choosing. The winner of the Byron Whizzer White award gets $100,000 for his charity.

"That would be great so I can give back even more," Webb said. "I want to spend my whole career here and interact with the community and the fans. I love it here in Baltimore."

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