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Ravens’ John Harbaugh praises CB Marlon Humphrey entering his third season

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Coming from an athletic family, Marlon Humphrey learned to not take anything for granted.

The lessons he took from his father and mother, Bobby and Barbara Humphrey, helped him both in college and as he enters his third season in the National Football League. 

After losing three proven veterans – C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and Eric Weddle – in free agency, the Baltimore Ravens turn to Humphrey for leadership. As the No. 16 pick in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the former All-American and national champion totaled a team-high 15 pass breakups (tied for fifth in NFL) last season with two interceptions. 

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Humphrey was a big part of the Ravens earning a 10-6 record and winning the AFC North for the first time since 2012; the year Baltimore won the Super Bowl.

With him as one of the pillars of the Ravens’ secondary, head coach John Harbaugh sees Humphrey as a “pro in every way.” 

“Now that he knows more, he does more,” Harbaugh said of the former Alabama star. 

“He doesn’t waste a second. That’s one of the reasons why he is playing so well. Plus, he’s talented.” 

Baltimore’s final preseason game will be next Thursday against Washington, while it starts the regular season versus the Dolphins on Sept. 8 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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