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Quincy's Cornell humbled by reception at welcome home pep rally

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Jack Cornell salutes the hundred who honored the Super Bowl champion lineman during a Friday afternoon pep rally at QND. Jack Cornell salutes the hundred who honored the Super Bowl champion lineman during a Friday afternoon pep rally at QND.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- It turns out there's two rings in Jack Cornell's future.

The QND alum already knew a wedding ring was coming this summer and thanks to his clever signature with the Baltimore Ravens he'll soon receive a Super Bowl ring.

The former All-State lineman was given a warm welcome home on Friday afternoon as Quincy Notre Dame held a pep rally in Cornell's honor.

Hundreds packed The Pit in an overwhelmingly positive response to Cornell's return to his hometown.

"I'm humbled and I'm tremendous honored that they did this," Cornell said after signing autographs for over an hour. 

"Seeing all the people (in the bleachers) it was easy to get choked up and a little nervous out there. It just shows you the kind of family that QND is, and everybody is always supporting every person that comes through these doors."

Cornell's choice to sign a free agent deal with the Ravens last spring turned out to be one of the best decisions he's made, and the organization seems to have high praise for the burly lineman keeping him on the practice squad for the entire season.

Cornell says there's no other team he'd rather play for.

"The Ravens are always at the top of the discussion when it comes to the Super Bowl and I wanted a piece of that," he said of the Lombardi Trophy winners. 

"There's nobody that works harder than the Ravens, there's nobody that (practices) longer, and has the intensity level that the Ravens do. That's I wanted my first year. I wanted to really challenge myself and set the pace right there."

Earlier this week Cornell was promoted to Baltimore's offseason roster which means he'll get another invite to training camp this summer and a chance to crack the active roster.

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