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Vonta Leach

Catching up with former Ravens fullback Vonta Leach

From his seat at the Super Bowl on Sunday, Vonta Leach will summon the past — the Ravens' ascent to the top in the 2012 season and that glorious scoreboard, at game's end, which he'll not forget: Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31.

"When it's over and you're world champions, and you remember all the hard work that went into it, you're finally satisfied," Leach said. "As a little boy, winning the Super Bowl is your dream, and when you actually do it — man, it's like the world stops for a few seconds."

Three seasons ago, the Ravens ran the table in the playoffs and Leach, their All-Pro fullback, led the way, blasting holes for running back Ray Rice...