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Fullback Vonta Leach remains punishing, even as his role on Ravens is diminishing
Fullback Vonta Leach remains punishing, even as his role on Ravens is diminishing

You look at Vonta Leach and it's hard to avoid this conclusion: He was put on Earth to knock people over. Even shorn of his pads, the Ravens fullback resembles a human battering ram — stout from his black cleats up to his boulder of a head. Of course he became a fullback. The universe designed him to obliterate, not evade. And Leach has the outlook to match, equal parts fearless and selfless. "You just can't give a damn," he said with a hearty laugh when asked to explain the fullback mentality. "You just can't care. You know your body's going to feel like crap all next week. But you know you're that tone-setter with the way you hit. I...

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