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Ray Lewis
ILB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
240
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Lakeland, FL
Experience:
17
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 228 1,336 972 364 41.5 1 67 31 3 503 -- 64
2012 BAL 6 57 44 13 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 12 95 72 23 2 -- 7 1 0 4 4 4
2010 BAL 16 139 102 37 2 0 4 2 1 26 13 24
2009 BAL 16 134 95 39 3 -- 7 0 0 9 -- 9
2008 BAL 16 117 85 32 3.5 -- 9 3 0 43 14.3 29
2007 BAL 14 120 82 38 2 0 10 2 1 35 17.5 35
2006 BAL 14 103 80 23 5 -- 6 2 0 27 13.5 27
2005 BAL 6 46 38 8 1 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2004 BAL 15 146 100 46 1 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2003 BAL 16 161 120 41 1.5 0 7 6 1 99 16.5 37
2002 BAL 5 57 42 15 0 -- 1 2 0 4 2 4
2001 BAL 16 161 112 49 3.5 -- 9 3 0 115 38.3 64
2000 BAL 16 -- -- -- 3 -- 0 2 0 1 0.5 1
1999 BAL 16 -- -- -- 3.5 1 0 3 0 97 32.3 60
1998 BAL 14 -- -- -- 3 -- 0 2 0 25 12.5 26
1997 BAL 16 -- -- -- 4 -- 0 1 0 18 18 18
1996 BAL 14 -- -- -- 2.5 -- 0 1 0 0 -- 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 228 1 0 17 1 19 0 3 0 0 0 0
2012 BAL 6 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 12 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 16 -- -- 2 -- 3 -- 1 0 -- -- --
2009 BAL 16 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 1 -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 16 -- -- 2 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 14 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2006 BAL 14 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2005 BAL 6 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2004 BAL 15 -- -- 1 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2003 BAL 16 -- -- 2 -- 2 -- 1 0 -- -- --
2002 BAL 5 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2001 BAL 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2000 BAL 16 -- -- 0 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- -- --
1999 BAL 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
1998 BAL 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1997 BAL 16 0 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
1996 BAL 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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Ray Lewis was Baltimore’s second pick in the first round (26th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft (after Jonathan Ogden was selected with the fourth-overall choice)...Ravens obtained the 26th pick from San Francisco in a 1995 draft-day trade...Was the fourth LB selected overall in the draft (Kevin Hardy - second overall by Jacksonville, John Mobley - 15th overall by Denver and Reggie Brown - 17th overall by Detroit).

Honors

  • Invited to 13 Pro Bowls (1997-2001, 2003-04 and 2006-11)...Did not play in 2006 game due to a hand injury
  • Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2000 and 2003) – just the sixth player in NFL history to win multiple times (Lawrence Taylor – three times; Joe Greene, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith and Reggie White – two times each)
  • Super Bowl XXXV MVP (2000)
  • Named to the NFL All-Decade (2000s) team, chosen every 10 years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 3, 2011; Week 10, 2008; Week 1, 2006; Week 17, 2003; Week 4, 2002; Week 15, 2001; Week 9, 1997; Week 1, 1996)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November, 2003)
  • Associated Press first-team All-Pro (1999-2001, 2003-04, 2008-09)
  • Associated Press second-team All-Pro (1997-98, 2010)
  • College and Pro Football Weekly first-team All-Pro (1997, 2000-01)
  • College and Pro Football Weekly second-team All-Pro (1999, 2004)
  • Football Digest Defensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • Football Digest All-Pro (1999, 2000-01, 2003)
  • Football Digest second-team All-Pro (2004)
  • Football Digest second-team All-NFL (1997)
  • Football News All-AFC (1999)
  • Football News All-Pro (2000-01)
  • KC 101 Defensive Player of the Year (2000-01, 2003)
  • NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (1999, 2003)
  • PFW/PFWA first-team All-NFL (2000, 2003, 2008)

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Ray Lewis was Baltimore’s second pick in the first round (26th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft (after Jonathan Ogden was selected with the fourth-overall choice)...Ravens obtained the 26th pick from San Francisco in a 1995 draft-day trade...Was the fourth LB selected overall in the draft (Kevin Hardy - second overall by Jacksonville, John Mobley - 15th overall by Denver and Reggie Brown - 17th overall by Detroit).

Honors

  • Invited to 13 Pro Bowls (1997-2001, 2003-04 and 2006-11)...Did not play in 2006 game due to a hand injury
  • Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2000 and 2003) – just the sixth player in NFL history to win multiple times (Lawrence Taylor – three times; Joe Greene, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith and Reggie White – two times each)
  • Super Bowl XXXV MVP (2000)
  • Named to the NFL All-Decade (2000s) team, chosen every 10 years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 3, 2011; Week 10, 2008; Week 1, 2006; Week 17, 2003; Week 4, 2002; Week 15, 2001; Week 9, 1997; Week 1, 1996)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November, 2003)
  • Associated Press first-team All-Pro (1999-2001, 2003-04, 2008-09)
  • Associated Press second-team All-Pro (1997-98, 2010)
  • College and Pro Football Weekly first-team All-Pro (1997, 2000-01)
  • College and Pro Football Weekly second-team All-Pro (1999, 2004)
  • Football Digest Defensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • Football Digest All-Pro (1999, 2000-01, 2003)
  • Football Digest second-team All-Pro (2004)
  • Football Digest second-team All-NFL (1997)
  • Football News All-AFC (1999)
  • Football News All-Pro (2000-01)
  • KC 101 Defensive Player of the Year (2000-01, 2003)
  • NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (1999, 2003)
  • PFW/PFWA first-team All-NFL (2000, 2003, 2008)
  • PFW/PFWA first-team All-AFC (1999, 2000, 2003, 2008)
  • PFW/PFWA and Football Digest Defensive MVP (2003)
  • Pro Football Weekly All-Pro (1999-2001 and 2003-04)
  • Pro Football Weekly Defensive Player of the Week (1997)
  • USA Today first-team All-Pro (1998-2000)
  • USA Today All-Rookie Team (1996)
  • Sporting News All-Pro (1998-2001, 2003-04)
  • Sports Illustrated All-Pro (1997-2001, 2003-04, 2009-10)
  • John Mackey Award (1997), given to the AFC’s best LB, as voted by peers
  • NFLPA Linebacker of the Year (1997)
  • Walter Payton Man of the Year Finalist (2003)
  • NFL’s Most Dominant Player, voted by league coaches through CBS Sports (2003)
  • Vic Carucci’s All-Interview Team, NFL.com (2004)

Career

  • In 2000, led a defense that established a 16-game single-season record for fewest points allowed (165), and fewest rushing yards allowed (970), recorded 4 shutouts (1 shy of the post-1970 merger record), and finished first league-wide in six key defensive categories
  • Was the second player in NFL history to win both NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP awards (2000)...DT Harvey Martin of Dallas won Defensive Player of the Year in 1977 and was co-MVP of Super Bowl XXII with DT Randy White
  • Is the only player in NFL history with at least 40 career sacks and 30 career INTs
  • Posted a franchise-record 225 tackles in 2003
  • Has led the Ravens in tackles in 14 of his 16 seasons, registering at least 150 stops 11 times
  • Has returned 3 of his 31 INTs for TDs
  • Posted a franchise-record and career-high 25 tackles at NYG (9/14/97)
  • Has 7 career 20-tackle games
  • In his 17th season (1996-2012) in Baltimore, Lewis is the longest-tenured NFL defensive player with his original team
  • Is second only to Jack Ham (53) in take-aways by a LB in NFL history with 49 total (31 INTs and 18 FRs)

2011: (12/12, 2/2) Earned his 13th Pro Bowl invite after leading the Ravens with 95 tackles, despite missing four games with a foot injury...Also produced 2 sacks (-16 yards), 1 INT, 7 PD and 2 FFs for the NFL’s third-ranked defense (288.9 ypg)...Baltimore was also second against the run (92.5 ypg) and the league’s top red zone defense

  • Led the team with 12 tackles (8 solo) and a sack (becoming the first player in NFL history with 40 sacks and 30 INTs) for a defense that held the Texans to 4.4 yards per play in the 29-14 victory in game 5 vs. Hou. (10/16)
  • Netted 5 tackles (4 solo) and a PD for a defense that forced 4 turnovers and tied an NFL record with 3 defensive TDs in the 34-17 victory in game 4 vs. NYJ (10/2)
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading the team with 10 solo tackles, 1 sack (-9 yards) and a FF (which was recovered by DT Haloti Ngata and returned for a TD), for a defense that recorded 5 sacks and held the Rams to 244 total yards in the 37-7 victory in game 3 at STL (9/25)
  • Posted 8 tackles and 1 PD in game 2 at Ten. (9/18), surpassing the 2,500-tackle milestone for his career (2,506)
  • Netted 7 tackles (6 solo), 1 INT, 1 FF (recovered by the Ravens) and 1 PD for a defense that posted a franchise-record 7 turnovers (4 FRs and 3 INTs) in the 35-7 victory in the season opener vs. Pit. (9/11)
  • Led the Ravens with 20 tackles and 1 PD for a team that forced 7 turnovers in two playoff games
  • Tied for the team lead (Bernard Pollard) with 12 tackles and a PD for a defense that picked off QB Tom Brady twice, not allowing him to throw a TD and holding him to a 57.5 QB rating in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)

2010: (16/16, 2/2) Earned his 12th Pro Bowl invite after leading the team with 145 tackles, 4 PD, 3 FRs, 2 FFs and 2 INTs (one of which he returned for a TD)

  • Led the team with 11 tackles (9 solo) and tied a career high with 2 FRs in the 13-7 victory in game 16 vs. Cin. (1/2/11)
  • Tied for the team lead with 7 tackles for a defense that held the Saints to 27 yards rushing (fifth-fewest allowed in franchise history) in the 30-24 victory in game 14 vs. NO (12/19)
  • Led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo), had 1 PD and recorded his 30th-career INT, which he returned for his 3rd-career INT-TD...Defense forced 2 fourth-quarter INTs, both returned for TDs, to seal the 37-13 win in game 10 at Car. (11/21)
  • Started his 200th-career game and led the team with 14 tackles (11 solo), a sack, 1 PD (that led to an INT), a FF and a FR - which came in overtime, leading to the Ravens’ game-winning FG four plays later, in the 37-34 victory in game 7 vs. Buf. (10/24)
  • Led the team with 13 tackles (10 solo), 1 PD and a game-clinching INT (the 29th of his career and first since 11/16/08) to seal the 17-14 victory in game 4 at Pit. (10/3)
  • Finished with 13 tackles (9 solo), 1 sack (-10 yards) and 1 FF for a defense that forced 7 turnovers in two postseason contests

2009: (16/16, 2/2) Named to the NFL All-Decade (2000s) team, chosen every 10 years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee…Earned his 11th Pro Bowl nod...Led the team with 164 tackles (11th season with at least 150 tackles), 6 PD, 3 sacks (-16 yards), 3 FFs and 1 FR for a squad that finished second in the AFC and third in the NFL in overall defense…It marked the seventh-straight year the Ravens’ defense earned a top-six ranking

  • Led the team with 14 tackles, a sack (-1 yard) and a FF as part of a defense that tied a franchise record, forcing 6 turnovers and holding QB Jay Cutler to a Ravens’ franchise-record-low 7.9 QB rating in the 31-7 victory in game 14 vs. Chi. (12/20)
  • Led the Ravens with 11 tackles (9 solo) and 1 FF in the 31-26 win in game 2 at SD (9/20)...Lewis made a monster tackle (Darren Sproles) on fourth-and-2 on the Ravens’ 15-yard line, for a 5-yard loss with 15 seconds remaining in the game, to seal the victory...Led a defense that held the Chargers to 53 rushing yards and a 2.5 rushing average in the win
  • Led the team with 21 tackles and a sack (-7 yards) for a defense that allowed just 106 rushing yards and 2.5 yards per rush in the postseason
  • Lewis led the team with 13 tackles and his first-career postseason sack (-7 yards) for a defense that allowed just 64 yards rushing in the 33-14 victory in the Wild Card Game at NE (1/10/10)...Ravens held QB Tom Brady to a 49.1 QB rating, while forcing 4 turnovers, including 3 INTs

2008: (16/16, 3/3) Earned his 10th Pro Bowl berth after starting all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles (10th season with at least 150)...Lewis also had 3.5 sacks (-32.5 yards), 3 INTs, 1 FF, 2 FRs and 12 PD (second-highest total of career) as the heart and soul of the NFL’s second-ranked defense...Ravens finished 2008 not allowing a 100-yard rusher in 35 consecutive games

  • Led the team with 13 tackles and recorded a career-high 2 FRs in the 27-7 victory in game 16 vs. Jax. (12/28)
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors as a dominating, disruptive force, leading the team with 9 tackles (6 solo), 2 PD and 2 INTs (1 of which led to a Ravens’ TD) in game 9 at Hou. (11/9)
  • Also started all three postseason games, leading the team with 29 tackles (23 solo), 1 PD and 2 FFs (both recovered by the Ravens)
  • Led the team with 9 tackles as part of a defense that held the Dolphins to 52 rushing yards (2.5 avg.) and tied a postseason franchise record by forcing 5 turnovers (4 INTs) in the Wild Card Game at Mia. (1/4/09)

2007: (14/14) Named to his ninth Pro Bowl after starting all 14 games he played (missing the final two with a finger injury)...Led the team in tackles for the 10th time in his career with 184 stops, 10 PD, 2 sacks (-7 yards), 2 INTs, 2 FFs and 1 FR

  • Surpassed the 2,000-career tackle mark with his 13-tackle performance in game 12 vs. NE (12/3)
  • Led the team with 14 tackles (7 solo), tied a career high with 3 PD (1 of which led to an INT and a Ravens’ FG) and helped force the Rams into a Ravens’ single-game-record 5 INTs in the 22-3 win in game 6 vs. STL (10/14)

2006: (14/14, 1/1) Earned his eighth Pro Bowl invite after an injury to Broncos LB Al Wilson, but Lewis could not play due to a hand injury, giving way to teammate Bart Scott, who earned his first-career Pro Bowl...Started 14 games (missing two with a back injury) and led the team for the ninth time in his career with 164 tackles (ninth 100-tackle season), 9 PD, 5 sacks (-36.5 yards), 2 INTs, 1 FF and 1 FR...Led the NFL’s No.1-rated defense in tackles in nine games

  • Led the team with 10 tackles, including 7 solo, en route to earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in the 27-0 victory in the season opener at TB (9/10)...Also had 1 sack (-9 yards) and led the team with 3 PD, one of which was on third-and-4 from the Ravens’ 13-yard line to force fourth down...His second was on the ensuing play on fourth down when he knocked away a QB Chris Simms pass to preserve the shutout
  • Started and led the team with a postseason franchise-record and career-high 23 tackles, including 13 solo, while helping hold the Colts to 2.9 yards per rush in the Divisional Playoff vs. Ind. (1/13/07)

2005: (6/6) Started the first six games of the season and recorded 77 tackles (was on pace for 205 tackles), 1 sack, 3 PD, 1 INT and 1 FR before missing the final 10 games of the year after surgery to repair a torn hamstring...Placed on Injured Reserve on 12/8

  • Was all over the field, leading the team with 10 tackles, 2 PD, an INT (which led to a FG) and a FR, which led to a TD, in game 5 vs. Cle. (10/16)...Earned the defensive game ball for his effort vs. the Browns

2004: (15/15) Earned his seventh Pro Bowl nod in nine seasons after leading the Ravens with 200 tackles (the third 200-tackle performance of his career), including 122 solo...Started the season’s first 15 games, but missed game 16 vs. Mia. due to a broken wrist...Recovered 2 fumbles, had 3 PD, 1 sack and 1 FF...Two of his PD led to INTs by teammates, including one that Ed Reed returned 106 yards for a TD in game 8 vs. Cle., setting a then-NFL record

  • Posted a season-high 17 tackles, including 9 solo (surpassing 1,000 solo tackles for his career), and 1 TFL in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/19)

2003: (16/16, 1/1) Started all 16 games, earning Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second time (2000) and becoming just the sixth player in NFL history to win multiple times (Lawrence Taylor – three times, Joe Greene, Mike Singletary, Bruce Smith and Reggie White – two times each)...Earned his sixth Pro Bowl nod after finishing the season with a franchise-record 225 tackles...Also recorded 13 PD and led all NFL LBs with 6 INTs, and he posted 1.5 sacks, 2 FFs and 2 FRs in the regular season

  • Led team with 15 tackles (9 solo), 1 PD and 1 INT (his career-high sixth INT) in the season finale vs. Pit. (12/28)…Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Steelers
  • Was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November after posting 58 tackles (44 solo), a half sack, 3 INTs (1 returned for a TD), 2 FFs and 1 FR in that span
  • Tied a season high with 19 tackles (16 solo) in game 12 vs. SF (11/30)...Lewis’ PD was recorded on an INT he returned 29 yards for his first-career INT-TD (regular season)
  • Started his 100th-career game and led the team with 19 tackles (12 solo) in game 4 vs. KC (9/28)

2002: (5/5) Started five games before being placed on Injured Reserve (shoulder) on 11/26...Still managed to finish fifth on the team with 85 tackles (57 solo)...Also had 1 FF, 1 FR, 2 PD and 2 INTs for the season

  • Led the team with 18 tackles (13 solo) in game 10 at Mia. (11/17)
  • Was inactive Weeks 5-9 with a shoulder injury (partial subluxation) suffered at Cleveland, breaking a streak of 63-consecutive starts
  • Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading the team with a season-high 20 tackles (12 solo), 2 PD and an INT in game 3 vs. Den. (9/30)

2001: (16/16, 2/2)  First-team All-Pro and earned his fifth-consecutive Pro Bowl nod, as he led the team and the NFL with 196 tackles (130 solo), the sixth-consecutive year that he led the Ravens in tackles

  • Recorded a season-high 19 tackles (13 solo), including 1 sack and 2 TFL, in the 39-27 win in game 12 vs. Ind. (12/2)

2000: (16/16, 4/4) NFL Defensive MVP and Super Bowl MVP...Pro Bowl starter and first-team All-Pro while leading the Ravens to the World Championship - all at age 25...Lewis was voted to his fourth-straight Pro Bowl and once again led the team with 187 tackles...Led a defense that set a 16-game single-season record for fewest points allowed (165), set the 16-game record for fewest rushing yards allowed (970) and recorded four shutouts, one shy of the post-1970 merger record...The Ravens finished first in six defensive categories

  • Led all tacklers with 16 stops (11 solo) in game 9 vs. Pit. (10/29)
  • Had 20 tackles (13 solo) in game 7 at Was. (10/15)
  • Led all NFL players with 44 tackles (28 solo), 2 INTs (one for a 50-yard TD at Ten. on 1/7/01), 7 PD and 1 FR in the postseason...Baltimore outscored opponents 95-23 in the playoffs, and the defense permitted just one TD (a 2-yard rush by Titans’ RB Eddie George)
  • Recorded 11 tackles (5 solo) and 4 PD in the Ravens’ 34-7 win in Super Bowl XXXV vs. NYG (1/28/01)
  • Led the team with 12 total tackles and 1 INT (stolen from George) for a 50-yard TD in the Ravens’ 24-10 victory in the AFC Divisional Playoff at Ten. (1/7/01)...Named NFL Defensive Player of the Year prior to the Titans game

1999: (16/16) Pro Bowl starter as he led the team and the NFL with 198 tackles...Also had 3.5 QB sacks, a then-career-high 3 INTs, 8 PD and 1 FF...Recorded double digit tackles in 11 games

  • Surpassed the 600-tackle mark in game 7 vs. Buf. (10/31) by recording 16 tackles (13 solo), including a 2-yard sack
  • Had 18 stops (12 solo) in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/19)
  • Recorded 15 tackles, including an 8-yard sack, a career-long 60-yard INT return, 2 TFL and 1 PD in game 1 at STL (9/12)

1998: (14/14) Voted to the Pro Bowl as he led the Ravens with 154 tackles despite missing almost three games with a dislocated elbow...Also had 2 INTs, 3 sacks, 10 PD and 1 FF

  • Recorded season-high 17 tackles in game 14 vs. Min. (12/13)
  • Had 7 stops (3 solo) in game 8 vs. Jax. (11/1) to surpass the career 400-tackle mark in only his 36th NFL game

1997: (16/16) Received the John Mackey Award, voted on by his peers, as the AFC’s best linebacker...Selected as the “needs player” for the Pro Bowl...Led the NFL with 210 tackles (including a career-high 163 solo), 68 more than his team-leading total as a rookie in 1996...Tied for fourth on team with 4 sacks, 9 PD, 1 INT and 1 FF

  • Won Pro Football Weekly’s Defensive Player of the Week award after recording a Ravens’ franchise-record and career-high 25 tackles, as well as 2 PD, in the 24-23 win in game 3 at NYG (9/14)

1996: (14/13) Named to USA Today’s All-Rookie team (selected by national NFL writer Jarrett Bell)...Led the Ravens with 142 tackles (10.1 per game)...Had 2.5 sacks, 6 PD and 1 INT...Recorded double digit tackles in seven of his 14 games...Led or tied for team tackle lead in 10 games...Had seven starts at MLB in the 4-3 scheme and six starts at ILB in the 3-4 defense

  • Started and recorded a season-high 16 stops, including 15 solo, in the 37-31 OT win in game 8 vs. STL (10/29)
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 9 tackles and 1 INT in the end zone in the 19-14 win in his first-career NFL game in the season opener vs. Oak. (9/1)  

College: Three-year starter at Miami who declared for the Draft after his junior season...Consensus All-American and runner-up for the Butkus Award (nation’s best LB) as a junior...Finished with 388 career stops, including 19 TFL and 6 sacks...Led the Hurricanes in tackles for 22 consecutive games and led the Big East Conference in tackles for two straight seasons...Finished junior season (1995) with a team-high 160 tackles and earned consensus first-team All-America and All-Big East honors...Member of the Playboy All-America team...Tackle total ranked second in Hurricane history (since Ed Weisacosky’s 164 in 1965)...Started every game at MLB as a sophomore (1994), earning first-team All-Big East honors and first-team All-America honors from The Poor Man’s Guide to the NFL Draft and Football News...Led team with 152 tackles, including 9 TFL and 2 sacks...Played his way into the starting lineup as a freshman (1993), starting the final five games...Totaled 81 tackles, 2 TFL, 4 PD and 2 sacks...Kept a promise to his mother, which he made when he left the University of Miami after his junior year, by graduating from the University of Maryland University College on 5/15/04 with a degree in arts and sciences...Not only did Ray finish the 24 credits he had remaining to earn his degree in business administration, but he was on the dean’s list for most of the time he was enrolled.

High School, Personal: Team MVP in both junior and senior seasons at Kathleen (Lakeland, FL) HS...Played LB, RB and returned KOs and punts...Recorded 207 tackles, 10 sacks, 5 FRs and 8 INTs (3 for TDs) during his career...Returned 4 punts and 2 KORs for TDs...Rushed for 591 yards and scored 8 TDs as a RB...Blocked 3 FGs as a senior and 3 FGs and 2 PATs as a junior...Was the State 4A Wrestling Champ in the 189-pound weight class...Spoke to the NFL rookies in June 2000 at the NFL’s Rookie Symposium about the need to be careful about associations and circumstances...Ray joined with Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers and entrepreneur Mark Bloomquist to form S&L Racing, which races both cars and trucks...Team is headquartered in North Carolina and races in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Community: Established the Ray Lewis Family Foundation to provide personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth in Maryland, Florida and beyond...Hosts the annual Ray’s Summer Days, with funds benefiting his foundation…The weekend of festivities includes a kickoff celebration, 5K run/walk, community festival, celebrity paintball tournament, youth football camp and receptions…Through his foundation, Lewis hosts an annual Back-to-School Kickoff Event each August…Provides 1,200 Baltimore City students with a free book bag, school supplies and snacks...Each November, Lewis donates a tractor-trailer load of food and personal care/hygiene items for Thanksgiving to more than 800 families in Baltimore…Every December, Lewis hosts the Ray Lewis Holiday Gift Marketplace in which more than 150 Baltimore youth enjoy holiday festivities, including a holiday meal and an opportunity to choose gifts for themselves and loved ones…A recent addition to the foundation programs includes the Jan. 2011 distribution of warm winter gear (coats, gloves, blankets, hats) to 300 youth and seniors in Baltimore...Supports the Ravens’ community initiatives, including the annual ACT Auction Party benefiting the Ravens All Community Team Foundation and players foundations, the Countdown to Kickoff BBQ, the Ravens’ annual women’s event A Purple Evening and the Two Rings For O.J. Fundraiser...His commitment to philanthropy has been honored numerous times throughout his career, including being named a finalist for the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, given to an NFL player who exemplifies dedication to team, community and country...Also received the “Act of Kindness” Award at the annual JB Awards (named in honor of CBS broadcaster James Brown) banquet in 2006…More information on the Ray Lewis Family Foundation is available at www.raylewisfoundation.org.

 

 

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