When the Baltimore Ravens signed free agent safety Eric Weddle in March, he arrived to Baltimore without one important thing: his beard. Weddle shaved the bushy facial hair to represent a new beginning in his career.
But when Weddle met his new teammates, they insisted he grow back the beard. "I had to bring it back for the people. It's like the people's champ," said Weddle, whose Twitter handle is @weddlesbeard.
Not since fans went wacko for Joe Flacco's Fu Manchu mustache in 2011, has facial hair been this noteworthy on the Ravens.
So we talked to Weddle exclusively about beards, with his new one now six months in the making.
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