Ray Lewis Retires

Ray Lewis set to retire at end of Ravens playoff run


The Baltimore Ravens legendary linebacker Ray Lewis announced his retirement from the NFL hen the Ravens complete their playoff run, according to an AP story on Yahoo Sports.

Knowing Ray Lewis, he intends that to mean when the Ravens win the Super Bowl.

Lewis wants to spend more time with his family, especially to watch his sons play football. The 37-year-old Pro Bowler took advantage of his injury time out to watch his boys and said that stirred something in his heart. "God is calling," Lewis explained.

His oldest son, Ray Lewis III (RLIII?) follows his father's footsteps to the University of Miami Hurricanes where he will be a freshman.

Lewis was 2000 Super Bowl MVP and was twice named Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year (2000, 2003). He was named to 13 Pro Bowls and is a seven-time All Pro. Lewis started 227 games for the Ravens.

 

Image: Ray Lewis via zimbio.com.

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