How Patrick Ricard Went From Project to Perennial Pro Bowler

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Sports Illustrated

By Alex Prewitt The ingredients that make the man known as (among other things) “Pancake Pat” the Ravens’ do-it-all secret weapon. Patrick Ricard has received many locker room nicknames over his six seasons with the Ravens, all of them strictly alliterative, none of them especially creative. “Some guys used to call me Party Pat, just to be funny,” the 28-year-old fullback says. “Then I signed my extension, so I was Paid Pat. Then I made the Pro Bowl, so I was Pro Bowl Pat. People like to play around with it. There’s just so many P-words out there.” But it is yet another sobriquet that stands a…

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