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River Hill graduate Michael Campanaro makes the Ravens' roster

Rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro, a River Hill graduate, has made the Ravens' roster, according to sources.

Campanaro making the team doesn't come as a surprise considering his strong performances during the preseason. The Ravens traded a 2015 sixth-round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns to draft him in the seventh round in May.

Campanaro caught three passes for 55 yards during the Ravens' preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints. He finished the preseason with five receptions for 79 yards and also returned punts and kickoffs.

Campanaro caught a school-record 229 passes for 2,506 yards and 14 touchdowns at Wake Forest.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound receiver ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, where he also bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times and had a 39-inch vertical leap.

Campanaro is signed to a four-year, $2.287 million contract that includes a $67,500 signing bonus, according to a source. The deal includes base salaries of $420,000, $510,000, $600,000 and $690,000. The deal has a maximum value of $2.402 million.

Campanaro won two state championships in high school as a running back.

Urschel ‘honored’ to make the team

Rookie offensive guard John Urschel said he owes a debt of gratitude to veteran offensive guard A.Q. Shipley.

The fifth-round draft pick from Penn State made the roster on the same day Shipley, a nine-game starter last season at left offensive guard, was cut. Shipley helped mentor Urschel, a fellow former Nittany Lion, throughout training camp.

“He’s a Penn State guy, I’m a Penn State guy,” Urschel said. “We became very good friends while we were here. He’s a guy that really took me under his wing, taught me a lot of things. He’s a guy who didn’t have to help me, considering that I’m a young guy, he’s a veteran. He helped me every single day and really just helped teach me how to be a pro in this league.”

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