Bel Air resident Qadry Ismail was a standout wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2001, leading the team in receiving several of those years and scoring on a 47-yard TD reception in Super Bowl XXXV, as the Ravens defeated the New York Giants, 34-7. A native of Pennsylvania, Ismail was an All-America kick returner and a trackman at Syracuse University. Following a 10-year NFL career with more than 350 receptions, 33 touchdowns and over 5,000 receiving yards, Ismail began a second career as a football radio and television commentator in Baltimore and is currently one of the color analysts on Ravens radio game broadcasts. Ismail also has assisted with the track program at Patterson Mill High School, where his daughter Qalea is an all-county basketball player.
Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun
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