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Vonta Leach, fullback

GS: 13 | GP: 16 | Snaps: 526 Season in review: After laying out linebackers with crunching blocks week after week, Leach was once again named an All-Pro at the fullback position. He continues to be one of the NFL's top blocking backs, leading the way for Ray Rice back to the Pro Bowl. But when the Ravens started to throw the ball more on the playoffs, Leach found himself on the sideline. He played just 22 offensive snaps in the Super Bowl. Signature moment: Leach's crushing block on Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton in Week 13 stood out among a season full of them. Not often do backs put 300-plus-pound linemen on their backs. Stat that stands out: 42 -- percentage of the offensive snaps played by Leach last season. Pro Football Focus grade: +19.8 overall | +17.5 run blocking | -0.3 pass blocking | +1.5 as a runner or receiver. Outlook for 2013 and beyond: Leach will likely return for the 2013 season, but there is a chance that the Ravens could opt to go with a younger and cheaper alternative option at the low-profile position. If Leach does return, though, Rice and fellow running back Bernard Pierce will surely be happy about it. It will be up to still-new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell to find ways to keep Leach on the field, which won't be easy if he wants to continue expanding the passing attack for franchise quarterback Joe Flacco.
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