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What can a former Ravens' player learn from this Hopkins prof?

What can a former Ravens' player learn from this Hopkins prof?

My pre-game ritual before teaching is not unlike getting ready for a big game. I review my game plan, look at the roster to see what students are in the lineup, and fill my water bottle. Then, time for the kickoff.

On one memorable game day this year, the classroom seemed like normal. Students filled the back row seats, backpacks strewn around, laptops plugged in, coffee cups and water bottles at the ready. It looked like a relaxed atmosphere, but there was electricity in the room. A former Ravens player was in the class. Femi Ayanbadejo, an 11-year NFL veteran and member of the 2001 Ravens Super Bowl team, was in the back row, suited up in "business casual" attire,...

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