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#52 Ray Lewis - LB

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Ray Lewis Career NFL Stats 1996-2012
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
228
1,568
491
2,059
41.5
31
3
19
20
0

 

 

 

Ray Lewis Childhood

Raymond Anthony Lewis was born on May 15, 1975 in Bartow, FL. He is the son of Sunseria Jenkins and Ray Jackson. He was primarily raised by his mother who had him at a young age. Ray was active in sports throughout his childhood. His competiveness came while playing tirelessly against the kids in his neighborhood. Sports also provided an outlet for him to deal with his humble upbringing. Ray’s drive for greatness didn’t start with a desire to be the best athlete, but to make sure his mother didn’t have to struggle ever again in life. Football provided a way for him to make that happen. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Lewis High School Stats and Awards

Lewis attended Kathleen High School. He starred in both wresting and football, earning local and state honors in both sports. Although he was one of the best in the state in wrestling, football is the path he chose. By the time he was a senior, he was receiving scholarship offers from major college football programs. One of them was the University of Miami, which he accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Lewis College Stats and Notes

Lewis played for Miami from 1993-95. He led the Hurricanes in tackles his last two years, including 160 in his junior season.  The Hurricanes made it to a bowl game every season with Lewis and even played in a national championship game against Nebraska in the 1995 Orange Bowl.  Lewis was a 2-time First Team All-American and 2-time All-Big East selection.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009

2nd Team: 1997, 1998, 2010

Pro Bowl Selections
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2011
Defensive Player of the Year Award
2000, 2003
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XXXV, XLVII

Super Bowl MVP

XXXV

Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

Member of NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team

 

Ray Lewis NFL Career Stats and Notes

Lewis was selected in the first round (26th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Lewis spent his entire 17 year career with Baltimore. Widely considered one of the top middle linebackers of all-time, Lewis dominated the 2000s. He made First Team All-Pro five times and was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times during the decade. A two-time Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Super Bowl champion, Lewis retired in 2013 after winning Super Bowl XLVII. Ray was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Lewis and Ravens' Defense Dominate 2000 NFL Season

After a tumultuous offseason which involved legal trouble, Ray came into the 2000 season wanting to put the entire ordeal behind him and focus on football. What happened during the season elevated Lewis from a good player to one of the most feared and dominating middle linebackers the game has ever seen. The 2000 Ravens ended up winning Super Bowl XXXV by pounding the New York Giants 34-7. What made this season extra special was their defense. In fact, it was a legendary defense, considered one of the best in NFL history. They allowed only 60.6 yards per game rushing and only gave up 165 points all season, both NFL records. During their postseason run they gave up a total of 23 points over four games. They didn’t give up an offensive score in the Super Bowl as the Giants scored on a kickoff return. The dominating defense was led by Lewis, who had  137 tackles and 3 sacks. Not only was he voted the 2000 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, he also took home Super Bowl MVP honors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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