101 Facts About Ray Lewis

1. Ray Lewis has won numerous NFL awards, including being named Defensive Player of the Year twice 2000 and 2003.

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2. Ray Lewis initially became a vital piece in a vaunted Hurricanes' defense.

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3. Ray Lewis retired from professional football after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win the championship, and the outspoken Lewis quickly became a television football commentator.

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4. Ray Lewis said he realizes he has power away from the playing field.

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5. Ray Lewis has a total of six children, four boys, and two girls.

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6. Ray Lewis started the Ray Lewis 52 Foundation which is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide personal and economic assistance to disadvantaged youth.

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7. Ray Lewis was the featured athlete on the cover of Madden NFL 2005.

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8. Ray Lewis has led his team in tackles in 12 of his 14 seasons.

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9. Ray Lewis contributed 2 tackles for loss and 1 pass deflection in the Super Bowl XLVII run.

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10. Ray Lewis was the fastest player to achieve that feat.

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11. Ray Lewis added three sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and seven passes deflected.

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12. Ray Lewis accumulated an AFC-leading 134 tackles on the season.

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13. Ray Lewis was named a starter to the Pro Bowl, his tenth such nomination, and was named an Associated Press first-team All-Pro for the sixth time.

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14. Ray Lewis earned his 9th Pro Bowl nomination in his 12-year career.

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15. Ray Lewis was selected to the Pro Bowl, but withdrew because of a hand injury, ceding his spot to fellow Ravens linebacker Bart Scott.

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16. Ray Lewis still managed to rank fifth on the team with 58 tackles.

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17. Ray Lewis was named to a third-straight Pro Bowl and the All-Pro first team.

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18. Ray Lewis led the Ravens in tackles for the third consecutive season.

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19. Ray Lewis compiled 81 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss, and four pass deflections en route to being named to the freshman All-American team.

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20. Ray Lewis is the older brother of former University of Maryland running back Keon Lattimore.

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21. Ray Lewis was a 13-time Pro Bowler, a 10-time All-Pro, and one of the few players in NFL history to play in a Pro Bowl in three different decades.

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22. Ray Lewis flipped on his friends and became the state's star witness.

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23. Ray Lewis started the trial at the table alongside his friends Oakley and Sweeting.

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24. Ray Lewis is the only player in the history of NFL to have more than 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in his career.

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25. Ray Lewis took a less popular team and made it a perennial championship contender.

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26. Ray Lewis has a younger brother known as Keon Lattimore, who used to be a running back for the University of Maryland.

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27. Ray Lewis was the second linebacker to win the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award and the first to win the award on the winning Super Bowl team.

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28. Ray Lewis was selected to 13 Pro Bowls and named an Associated Press All-Pro 10 times.

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29. In 2000, Ray Lewis refused to help police solve a murder that a person in his entourage had committed during Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta.

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30. Ray Lewis once ordered a Big Mac at Burger King and got one 13.

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31. Ray Lewis destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.

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32. Ray Lewis has been playing in thirteen Pro Bowls as well as got a title of All-Professional in Associated Press ten times.

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33. On the night of January 31, 2000, Ray Lewis left an Atlanta nightclub with a group of people.

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34. Ray Lewis settled with the victims' families in a civil suit.

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35. Ray Lewis said that shots had been fired at the limo, blowing out a tire.

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36. Ray Lewis will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in five years and is considered a lock.

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37. Ray Lewis would testify against Sweeting and Oakley in exchange for one year's probation on obstruction of justice.

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38. On the evening of Jan 30, 2000, Ray Lewis was looking to party.

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39. Ray Lewis seems poised to ride into the sunset like Jerome Bettis if the Ravens win in the linebacker's second championship game.

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40. Ray Lewis seems poised to ride into the sunset like Jerome Bettis if the Ravens win in the linebacker\u0027s second championship game.

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41. Ray Lewis refused to testify against his friends in the murder trial.

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42. Ray Lewis was an eventual witness in a murder case.

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43. Throughout the process, Ray Lewis seemed consumed with protecting his then burgeoning NFL superstar status.

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44. Ray Lewis is a murderer—Ray wasn't involved in the fight that killed the two men.

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45. Ray Lewis started the trial at the table with Oakley and Sweeting.

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46. Ray Lewis refused to testify against his friends in the murder trial—It's the opposite.

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47. Ray Lewis is one of the more divisive figures in modern NFL history.

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48. Ray Lewis was leaving a Super Bowl party in 2000 when 2 men were stabbed to death.

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49. Ray Lewis is known to have dated Tatyana Renee McCall for more than ten years.

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50. Ray Lewis is attributed with more than 2,000 tackles during his 17 years playing career with the Ravens.

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51. Ray Lewis was prepared for retirement and fans of the Ravens were struck.

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52. Ray Lewis entered in a draft for the Biltmore Ravens as the 1995 season opened.

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53. Ray Lewis won a scholarship to head to the University of Miami in 1992, and he was in line to enroll for the best football program of the time.

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54. Ray Lewis hauled an array of state titles during his years in high school.

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55. Ray Lewis was the oldest in a family of five children, and he was born in the Florida outpost of Bartow, in 1975.

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56. Ray Lewis wears a t-shirt under his uniform that symbolized the bond that he had with Barnes.

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57. Ray Lewis was fined $250,000 by the National Football League for lying to the police, but resumed his successful career as a football player, helped lead the Ravens to victory in the 2001 Super Bowl, and won the game's Most Valuable Player Award.

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58. Ray Lewis fled from the scene in his limousine, along with some 11 others, including Reginald Oakley and another old friend, Joseph Sweeting, both of Miami.

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59. At the end of January 2000, Ray Lewis traveled from Baltimore to Atlanta, Georgia, in a Lincoln Navigator stretch limousine to participate in various activities associated with Super Bowl 2000, in which the St Louis Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans.

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60. Ray Lewis is a former American football linebacker, who played all of his 17-year professional careers for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

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61. Ray Lewis was previously in a relationship with Tatyana McCall.

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62. In 2001 Ray Lewis was selected to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl and was named All-Pro for a third straight year, but a separated shoulder in 2002 limited him to just five games.

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63. Ray Lewis was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year for his efforts, and the Ravens finished the year by beginning an unexpected postseason run that saw them earn the franchise's first Super Bowl berth in January 2001.

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64. In the years after the murders, Ray Lewis turned his life and image around, helped in no small part by leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory just 12 months after his arrest.

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65. Ray Lewis played his final football game on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana; in Super Bowl XLVII, the Ravens went head to head against the San Francisco 49ers, and won, 34 to 31.

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66. In 2013, Ray Lewis led the Ravens to another Super Bowl victory.

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67. In 1996, Ray Lewis was a first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens.

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68. Ray Lewis was part of the most recent class this summer.

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69. Ray Lewis would call in the play and wonder why he was getting a blank stare from middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson, who had the headset with the microphone on Sunday in place of injured linebacker Preston Brown.

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70. Ray Lewis is a Christian, and his commitment to his faith was featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story in 2006.

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71. Ray Lewis joined teammate Jonathan Ogden in Canton; the two were the Ravens' first two picks in Baltimore.

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72. Ray Lewis was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, his first year of eligibility.

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73. Ray Lewis was honored with a JB award during the 2006 off-season and received the "Act of Kindness" Award for his work in the community.

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74. Ray Lewis has been heavily involved in charitable activities throughout his professional career.

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75. On June 20, 2017 it was announced Ray Lewis had been hired by Fox Sports One.

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76. On March 13, 2013, it was announced that Ray Lewis would join ESPN as a contributor for their NFL coverage.

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77. In 2004, Ray Lewis was placed on the cover of the highly popular Madden NFL 2005 video game published by EA Sports, and is a very avid player of the same series.

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78. Ray Lewis has been referenced in television shows such as The Wire, films such as The Rundown, and in music videos, such as in Mario's "Just a Friend 2002" and Nelly's "Heart of a Champion".

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79. Ray Lewis was selected as the third-best linebacker of all time on the show The Sports List.

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80. Throughout his career, Ray Lewis built a reputation as a leader and intimidating force at middle linebacker.

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81. Under the terms of the sentence, Ray Lewis could not use drugs or alcohol during the duration of the probation.

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82. The white suit Ray Lewis was wearing the night of the killings has never been found.

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83. In the postseason, Ray Lewis led the NFL with 51 tackles.

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84. On the game's last play, Ray Lewis lined up on offense at fullback.

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85. On Sunday, October 16, 2011, Ray Lewis became the first player in NFL history with at least 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in his career.

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86. Ray Lewis totaled 20 tackles and one pass deflection in two playoff games.

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87. Ray Lewis collected two sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, and seven pass deflections.

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88. In 2011, Ray Lewis was named to his 13th and what proved to be his final Pro Bowl, and led the Ravens with 95 tackles despite missing four games with an injury.

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89. On Sunday, November 21, 2010, Ray Lewis became only the second player in NFL history to record at least 30 interceptions and 30 sacks in his career.

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90. Ray Lewis added 13 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble in two playoff games.

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91. In 2010, Ray Lewis was named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press for the third time and named to his 12th Pro Bowl.

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92. In Week 2 against the Chargers, Ray Lewis made the game-saving tackle on running back Darren Sproles.

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93. Ray Lewis added 21 tackles, one sack, and one pass deflection in two playoff games.

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94. In 2009, Ray Lewis was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press for the seventh time and named to his 11th Pro Bowl.

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95. In the playoffs, Ray Lewis totaled 29 tackles, two forced fumbles, and one pass deflection in three games.

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96. Ray Lewis totaled 15 tackles and a pass deflection in the playoffs.

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97. Ray Lewis finished fifth in voting for Defensive Player of the Year.

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98. In 2006, Ray Lewis led the Ravens defense to an NFL-best ranking in 14 major defensive categories, including total yards allowed, points per game allowed, and interceptions.

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99. Ray Lewis was the leading vote recipient for the 2003 AP All-Pro team, earning 49 of 50 votes.

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100. Ray Lewis earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos after posting 18 tackles, two pass deflections, and an interception on "Monday Night Football".

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101. In 2002, Ray Lewis was limited to only five games due to a shoulder injury.

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