The preparations for Ray Lewis’ Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement are well underway.
We have to wait until Aug. 4 for the Enshrinement Ceremony, when Lewis will make his speech and officially get his gold jacket.
But the Hall of Fame tweeted* *out a sneak peek of another highly-anticipated part of the ceremony – the reveal of Lewis’ bronze bust.
Sculptor Blair Buswell has been crafting Hall of Famers’ busts for more than 30 years. He did an excellent job with Jonathan Ogden’s giant bust, which was revealed in 2013.
In case you missed it, Lewis has also chosen his oldest daughter, Diamon, to be his presenter at the Enshrinement Ceremony.
Only five daughters have previously served as presenters. Former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Jerry Kramer, who will go into the Hall with Lewis, also named his daughter as his presenter.
“My presenter is someone I trust with my legacy, even after I’m gone,” Lewis said. “I raised her under me. She’s a female me. She’s driven, she’s inspirational, she’s wired right.”
.@Ravens great @raylewis has chosen his daughter Diaymon Lewis to serve as his presenter when he is enshrined this August. Only 5 daughters have previously served as presenters (Jerry Kramer also recently named his daughter Alicia as his presenter). #PFHOF18 pic.twitter.com/I5BMwBNP1E — Best Attraction for Sports Fans (@ProFootballHOF) March 14, 2018