Ray Lewis is a former American professional football player. He played for the team, ‘Baltimore Ravens,’ in the ‘National Football League,’ throughout his career. Lewis played in the position of a ‘middle linebacker.’ He started playing football while he was in high school. He was a prominent member of his university football team too. Eisenberg: Ray Lewis Is the Most Important Raven in Team History, and That Won't Change Anytime Soon Aug 04, 2018 Ray Lewis Puts on the Gold Jacket for the First Time Aug 03, 2018.
Lewis was born in Florida in 1975 and was a star wrestler and linebacker in high school. He decided to stay close to home and accepted an athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Miami. He made an impact his freshman year being named a freshman All-American. The next two seasons he was a tackling machine earning All-American honors both seasons.
American former professional football player Ray Lewis has a net worth of $40 million dollars, as of 2021. Lewis was a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens for his entire 17-year career in the NFL.
After his junior year at Miami Lewis opted for the NFL draft, where he was chosen in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens. In just his second season in the NFL Lewis led the NFL in tackles and was named to the Pro Bowl. Lewis led a vaunted Ravens defense to the Super Bowl in 2000 and was named the Super Bowl MVP after a stellar postseason. That year, the Ravens defense set NFL records for fewest points and rushing yards allowed.
In early 2000, Lewis and two other men were indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges following a double stabbing in Atlanta. Lewis reached a plea deal after testifying against the two other men, and the murder charges were dropped. He was fined $250,000 by the NFL, and convicted on obstruction of justice charges and given 12 months probation.
Lewis is extremely quick, powerful and smart. He’s a fierce tackler and is considered a playmaker. Lewis is a leader on the field and is often seen riling up fellow teammates with explosive speeches and dances. Lewis often plays through pain playing in at least 14 games in 13 of his 17 seasons in the NFL.
Lewis holds all types of NFL records, including the most Pro Bowl selections for a middle linebacker – with 13. He’s also started 227 games, the most by any middle linebacker. He’s a two time AP NFL defensive player of the and year, and holds the record for most interception return yards for a middle linebacker.
Charities and children have been a focus for Lewis throughout his career. He’s a father to six children and started the Ray Lewis 52 Foundation. HIs foundation gives assistance to disadvantaged youth. His reputation has recovered since his arrest and he was featured in a 2006 cover story in Sports Illustrated for his commitment to his Christian faith.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two sons of pro football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis have announced on social media they will transfer to play at Kentucky.
Rayshad Lewis and Rahsaan Lewis announced their decisions Wednesday on verified Twitter accounts. A Wildcats football spokeswoman says the brothers are confirmed walk-ons.
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— Rayshad Lewis (@ThatOtherLewis) August 5, 2020
Rayshad Lewis, 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, played wide receiver and special teams as a senior at Maryland last season after switching from defense the previous year. He previously played at Utah State before transferring to Maryland.
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Rahsaan Lewis, a 5-11, 181-pound receiver, played several games at Florida Atlantic last season before redshirting. He began his collegiate career at Central Florida and played in seven contests as a defensive back.
Ray Lewis was a 2018 Hall of Fame inductee following a 17-year NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens. The 13-time Pro Bowl selection was twice named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year after an All-America college career at Miami (Florida).
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