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Scoring first career touchdown vs. Raiders was meaningful for Ravens’ Vince Mayle, a California native

Vince Mayle’s 2-yard touchdown run on his first touch of the season in Sunday’s 30-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders was a proud moment for the Ravens tight end. That it occurred against an opponent near his hometown of Sacramento, Calif., was especially pleasing.

“It was very meaningful,” he said Wednesday. “My whole family was there because I’m from California. I live about an hour away [from Oakland], and I was never a Raiders fan. … So it felt really good.”

Mayle said family members and friends who attended Sunday’s game were conflicted afterward.

“A lot of my family and friends were like, ‘Dang, I’m very happy you scored, but why did you have to score this week?’ ” he recalled. “I was telling them, ‘This is the best week to score.’ ”

Mayle’s run across the back of the offensive line and off left tackle was reminiscent of his time at Inderkum High School, where he was a running back in that team’s…


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