Ray Lewis Biography

Raymond Anthony Lewis, Jr. is a retired American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami, and earned All-American honors. Drafted by the Ravens in 1996, Lewis was the last player remaining from the inaugural team at the start of the 2012–13 season. In 2000, Lewis refused to help police solve a murder that a person in his entourage had committed during Super Bowl weekend in Atlanta.

Playing middle linebacker his entire career, Lewis is considered one of the greatest ever to play the position. Lewis was selected to 13 Pro Bowls and named an Associated Press All-Pro 10 times. He is also thought to be the greatest Baltimore Ravens player of all time. He won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and 2003, becoming the sixth player to win the award multiple times. Lewis was also 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. Lewis pled guilty to obstruction of justice in connection to the stabbing deaths of two men in 2000. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ray Lewis
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, Athlete
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
May 15, 1975 (44)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Ray Lewis Timeline
  • 2000-01-31
    A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-assault charges
  • 2001-01-28
    Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB
  • 2013-01-02
    Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs
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Ray Lewis. (2019). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 8:44am UTC, May 22, 2019, from historyhop.com/famous-people/ray-lewis/bio.

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Ray Lewis. [Internet]. 2019. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: historyhop.com/famous-people/ray-lewis/bio [Accessed 22 May 2019].

MLA Style

"Ray Lewis." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2019. Web. 22 May 2019.

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