Patrick Ricard (American football)

Patrick Ricard (born May 27, 1994) is an American football fullback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maine.

Patrick Ricard
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Ricard at the 2020 Pro Bowl
No. 42 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Fullback
Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-27) May 27, 1994 (age 25)
Spencer, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Spencer (MA) David Prouty
College:Maine
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2019
Receptions:12
Receiving yards:59
Receiving touchdowns:3
Total tackles:19
Forced fumbles:1
Sacks:1.0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Ricard played high school football at David Prouty High School in Spencer, Massachusetts, and was named the Central Massachusetts Division II Defensive MVP twice.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Ricard played for the Maine Black Bears of the University of Maine from 2013 to 2016 as a defensive lineman. He was redshirted in 2012. He played in all 13 games in 2013, recording 19 solo tackles, 40 tackle assists, 1 sack, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble.[2] Ricard was named College Sports Journal FCS Second Team All-Freshman.[2] He played in 10 games, starting 9, in 2014, totaling 19 solo tackles, 27 tackle assists, 4.5 sacks, 6 pass breakups ad 1 blocked kick.[2] He played in 10 games, all starts, in 2015, recording 25 solo tackles, 28 tackle assists, 7 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles. Ricard earned First Team All-CAA and ECAC Division I FCS Second Team All-Star honors.[2] He played in 11 games, all starts, in 2016, totaling 25 solo tackles, 25 tackle assists, 5.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup and 1 blocked kick.[3][4] He garnered First Team All-CAA, ECAC Division I FCS First Team All-Star, STATS FCS Third Team All-American and New England Football Writers Division I All-New England Team recognition.[5][6][7] Ricard played in 44 games during his college career, recording 208 total tackles, 18 sacks, 11 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and 2 blocked kicks.[8] He majored in economics while at the University of Maine.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Ricard was rated the 30th best defensive tackle in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[9]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
300 lb
(136 kg)
5.03 s 4.55 s 7.52 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
8 ft 10 in
(2.69 m)
33 reps
All values from Maine Pro Day[9]

After going undrafted, Ricard signed with the Baltimore Ravens on May 5, 2017.[8] During the offseason, he spent time practicing on both offense and defense with the Ravens. During the preseason, he played defensive end and fullback.[10][11] He made the 53-man roster as the only fullback on the team.[12] In Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins, he recorded a one-yard reception for the first catch of his NFL career.[13] In Week 13 against the Detroit Lions, he recorded a three-yard reception for his first professional touchdown.[14]

On December 3, 2019, Ricard signed a two-year contract extension with the Ravens through the 2021 season.[15]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Warner, Pete (February 1, 2012). "John Bapst's Max Andrews among UMaine football signees". bangordailynews.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2016 Maine Football Media Guide" (PDF). umaine.sidearmsports.com. p. 38. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "2016 Football Cumulative Statistics". GoBlackBears.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Mulumba Tshimanga, Ricard named to New England Football Writers' Association All-New England Team". GoBlackBears.com. November 29, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Washburn, Rob (December 21, 2016). "CAA HAS 16 HONORED ON STATS FCS ALL-AMERICA SQUAD". CAASports.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "ECAC Announces 2016 Division I FCS Football All-Stars". ecacsports.com. December 8, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Junior Adds to His 2016 Honors". YaleBulldogs.com. November 29, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ a b "Ravens Officially Sign 16 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". BaltimoreRavens.com. May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ a b "Patrick Ricard". NFLDraftScout.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ Hensley, Jamison (August 23, 2017). "Patrick Ricard looking to become NFL's sixth two-way player of the past decade". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ Mink, Ryan (August 18, 2017). "Undrafted Rookie Patrick Ricard Is Playing Both Ways Defensive End and Fullback". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  12. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 8, 2017). "'Project Pat' Ricard Is More Fullback Than Defensive Lineman Now". BaltimoreRavens.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  13. ^ "Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens - October 26th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens - December 3rd, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Mink, Ryan (December 3, 2019). "Ravens Sign Patrick Ricard to a Two-Year Extension". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  16. ^ "NFL reveals rosters for 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando". nfl.com. National Football League. Retrieved December 18, 2019.

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