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The champ's visit to the Ravens left the eventual Super Bowl champions in awe

The champ's visit to the Ravens left the eventual Super Bowl champions in awe

Because it was the day before the Ravens’ 2012 season opener, this particular practice was closed to reporters. However, it wasn’t long before everyone knew about the distinguished guest who was at the Ravens’ facility.

One-by-one, Ravens’ players took to social media and wrote about meeting the great Muhammad Ali, the legendary heavyweight champion who died late Friday night.

Many of the Ravens acted like star-struck teenagers who had just met one of their heroes. It was both revealing and refreshing. And as it turned out, it was a fitting start to a Super Bowl-winning season.

Ali, who was in Baltimore for a fundraising event,...

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