Super Bowl XLVII: Billy Bajema thrilled to be with the Baltimore Ravens

COMMENTARY — Former Westmoore High and Oklahoma State standout wasn’t sure he would play pro football this season. But Baltimore gave him a shot, and now he will play in the sport’s ultimate game.

BY JENNI CARLSON Published: January 27, 2013
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Billy Bajema probably won’t catch any passes in the Super Bowl. He isn’t likely to have his name called by the announcers. He might not even be noticed on the worldwide broadcast except by a few die-hard fans who knew him during his Westmoore High or Oklahoma State days.

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BALTIMORE CONNECTIONS TO OKLAHOMA

Here’s a look at the Ravens who have ties to our fair state:

• Billy Bajema: The Ravens tight end was a three-sport standout at Westmoore High, then became a tight end at Oklahoma State from 2001-04. He amassed 676 receiving yards during his Cowboy career. Bajema now makes his offseason home in Oklahoma.

• Ryan McBean: The Ravens defensive lineman has been on injured reserve this season with an ankle injury. He was a defensive end at OSU in 2005 and 2006 after transferring from Hinds Junior College in Mississippi. He had 62 tackles and 12.5 sacks during his Cowboy career.

Super Bowl XLVII

49ers vs. Ravens

• When: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3

• Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome,

New Orleans

• TV: KWTV-9 (Cox 10/HD 709, Dish 9, DirecTV 9, U-verse 9/HD 1009)

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