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Ravens running back Justin Forsett was selected the team's MVP in voting by the local media and Torrey Smith was named the recipient of the Good Guy Award. (BSMG)

Running back Justin Forsett was named the Ravens' Most Valuable Player in voting by reporters who regularly cover the Ravens.

In his first season with the team, Forsett has had the best year of his career, rushing for 1,147 yards and eight touchdowns for a Ravens' ground attack that currently ranks seventh in the NFL after finishing 30th last year. Forsett, 29, is sixth in the NFL in rushing yards, but his 5.3 yards per carry average is first among running backs.

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He also has 42 receptions for 246 yards, and was named a 1st alternate for the Pro Bowl earlier this week.

Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, who broke a single-season franchise record with 17 sacks, and quarterback Joe Flacco, who needs one touchdown pass to set a career high, finished second and third in the voting.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith was the recipient of the "Good Guy" award, given annual to a player for his cooperation and accessibility with reporters. Smith regularly spoke to reporters and addressed the ongoing Ray Rice situation, becoming the primary voice in the locker room on the matter.

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