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Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda hits training camp accompanied by high praise

Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda hits training camp accompanied by high praise

Marshal Yanda is a farm boy from Iowa who grew up doing back-breaking chores at the break of dawn. He's as gritty as it comes, playing through extreme pain and dishing out punishment as a technically sound, nasty blocker. The Ravens' Pro Bowl right guard isn't necessarily comfortable with the high praise he's receiving with local media ranking him as the best player on the roster in an ESPN poll. He's the last person to focus on his ranking in the popular Madden video game, which gave him a 98 grade overall out of a 100 for his mauling style. His teammates, though, aren't shy about heaping on praise for the four-time Pro Bowl selection. "This at...

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