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Ravens PR James Proche Believes He’s Ready To Contribute On Offense – Press Box

The Ravens survived a comeback attempt by the Philadelphia Eagles Oct. 18 when the Eagles’ last-minute onside kick attempt landed in the hands of rookie punt returner James Proche, who says he is prepared to be more involved in the offense during the second half of the season.

“I definitely feel like I’m ready. Everybody would. That’s what you practice for — you practice to get ready for the games,” Proche said on Glenn Clark Radio Oct. 19. “That moment could’ve been within these first five games — somebody could’ve gotten hurt — so I’m just getting ready and maximizing the role that I have now, and that’s all I’m really focused on.”

Proche, 24, played college football at Southern Methodist University, where he recorded 301 receptions, 3,949 yards and 39 touchdowns for the Mustangs. During his senior season, he started in all 13 games and led the Mustangs with 1,225 yards (13th among FBS players) and 15 touchdowns (fourth).

Proche set multiple records during his time at SMU, including career marks for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and consecutive games with a receiving touchdown. He was drafted by the Ravens in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He has served as the team’s punt returner thus far.

“I am definitely blessed to be in the situation I’m in. When it’s time for me to take on a bigger role, whenever that is, I’m going to do that with the same process, the same mindset that