Shakir Promoted to Ravens’ Active Roster

Last Tuesday, Maurquice Shakir got the call that every NFL rookie dreams of getting when the Baltimore Ravens informed him that he was being promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.

The 6-foot-4, 313-pound offensive guard, who joined the Ravens on May 2 as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State, was called up to replace wide receiver Griff Whalen, who was waived. The 24-year-old Shakir was an All-City first team and All-Western League lineman at Palisades High in 2010, starting all 13 games and leading the Dolphins in pnacake blocks under head coach Perry Jones.

Shakir started all 21 games in his two seasons at Santa Monica College (2012 and 2013), helping the Corsairs to a 17-4 record.