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For Ravens receiver Willie Snead IV, Indiana trip is a reminder of his Ball State roots

For Ravens receiver Willie Snead IV, Indiana trip is a reminder of his Ball State roots

Opposing linebackers and defensive backs have found Willie Snead IV hard to pin down this preseason, the Ravens wide receiver in one place until he’s in another, only now with the ball, his dyed-blond tips bouncing along on the ride. On his best days, it is easy to forget that he went undrafted in 2014.

But about 50 miles to the east of the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, where the Ravens and Indianapolis Colts practiced together Friday for the first of two days ahead of their Monday night game, is an homage to who he once was, a reminder that who Snead has become is by design.

Snead was a two-time first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection at Ball State. He might...

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