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Baltimore Ravens Parade 2013: Ravens Who Have Most to Celebrate

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 4, 2013

The Baltimore Ravens won their first Super Bowl since the 2000 season on Sunday, shocking the favored San Francisco 49ers, 34-31.

There were multiple heroes for the Ravens, whether it be on offense or defense.

As the Ravens championship parade kicks off at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday (per WBAL TV's Donna Hamilton), here's a look at the Ravens who have the most to celebrate after the big win.

 

Joe Flacco, QB

Whether you believe Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback or not, he played at an elite level in the playoffs this season, hushing his doubters as he went on to average 9.0 yards per pass attempt and toss 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions in four playoff games.

What's more, Flacco defeated the favored Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers in the postseason. He played Denver and New England on the road.

 

Ed Reed, S

The 2004 Defensive Player of the Year and a nine-time Pro Bowler, Ed Reed had accumulated plenty of accolades headed into Super Bowl XLVII.

But in his 11th pro season, Reed had never won a championship.

That all changed on Sunday when the 34-year-old do-it-all safety posted five tackles, one interception and one pass deflection against the 49ers.

 

Ray Lewis, ILB

In Ray Lewis' final season as a pro, he posted seven tackles en route to his second Super Bowl title.

The 13-time Pro Bowler is surely a future Hall of Famer after what he's accomplished in 17 NFL seasons, and it's hard to imagine a world without the man many label as one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game.

 

Anquan Boldin, WR

Floundering on the Arizona Cardinals for years, Anquan Boldin finally won his first Super Bowl title in his 10th pro season as a member of the Ravens.

Boldin had a huge Super Bowl, catching 10 balls for 104 yards and a touchdown. The three-time Pro Bowler finally got the ring he had been coveting after years of strong play in the NFL.

 

Haloti Ngata, DL

Haloti Ngata, a five-time All-Pro, is considered one of the game's greatest defensive linemen.

He posted 51 tackles on the line this season, as well as five sacks. His impact also goes well beyond his stats, as he constantly draws double teams to free things up for his teammates.

In his seventh pro season, Ngata finally got the championship he deserved.

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