Superbowl Packs Caribbean Players

If you are from the Caribbean, you have two more reasons to root for the Ravens on Sunday. Red Carpet Shelley shares some details on this momentous story; When the Baltimore Ravens take to the field in New Orleans this Sunday, Caribbean football fans will have an added impetus to cheer. That’s because a son of the Caribbean – Ramon Harewood of St. Michael, Barbados, will play in the Super Bowl match-up.

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Harewood, the offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, is a seven-year veteran of the sport and graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. The 6-foot, 6.5”, 341-pound Harewood, transferred from the University of the West Indies to Morehouse on a on full academic scholarship, with hopes of becoming an engineer.

He was then a frequent runner, volleyball, cricket and rugby player with his only exposure to American football being via watching the games on television.

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The other Caribbean national on the team, Raven’s Ryan McBean, 28 is 6′ 5″, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica, is on the reserved list for Baltimore Raven. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma State and has also played for the Denver Broncos. He started 14 games for the Broncos in 2009 and led all defensive tackles by playing in 58 percent of the snaps last season, when he had a career-most four sacks. He makes about $1.2 million a year and has a 4.98 seconds 40-yard dash.