5. Jacoby Jones
When you have a record breaking kickoff return, and a 56 yard touchdown, you’re going to be remembered. That’s what Jones brought to the table, 14 points in the biggest game of his life. If it were not for Jones, the Ravens wouldn’t even have been in the Super Bowl. He caught the Hail Mary pass in Denver, to take the Broncos to overtime. The three plays that I just told you about are three of the most critically important plays in the history of the Ravens.
The deep pass was a thing of beauty. He sneaked past the defensive backs and he fell down as he hauled in the bomb from Flacco. Realizing that he was untouched, he got up and ran to the end zone. 1:45 seconds were on the game clock in the first half and the Ravens were up 21-3. The second half started with a 108 yard kickoff return to put the Ravens up 28-6.
The 49ers came back and almost took the Ravens down in shocking fashion. That kickoff return was huge. Jones had a short run as the Super Bowl hero. The rest of his career didn’t treat him nearly as nicely. Jones however, will always be beloved in Baltimore. Nobody lived it up the moment like Jones.