Courage in football is often measured by yards or touchdowns, but on Saturday the Ravens received a lesson in what truly makes a person brave.
Erika Brannock, a preschool teacher from Towson, lists the Ravens as her favorite team. Earlier this year, Brannock was a victim in the Boston Marathon bombing, and on Saturday, the Ravens invited Brannock to meet the team.
Not only did she get to watch her favorite team practice; she also got to meet a few players, including Ray Rice and Torrey Smith.
Brannock was extremely appreciative of the opportunity from the Ravens.
"It's very touching," she said.
The Ravens enjoyed getting to spend time with her as well.
"She's just a courageous, courageous person, who is fighting like crazy to live a normal life. . . we're proud to have her," said Ravens' head coach John Harbaugh.