Ray Lewis to Retire at the End of the Season
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has graced the football field for 17 years, and after this year's playoffs, he is calling it a career.
Today, Lewis told the Ravens, "this will be my last ride, and it's time to create a new legacy"
He hasn't played in two months since tearing his triceps, and hasn't said if he is healthy or not to play in the Ravens home playoff game agains the Indianapolis. Lewis is on the active roster, and returned to practice on December 5.
In Lewis' career, he has gone to 13 Pro Bowls, been named to the All-Pro team seven times, and voted NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice. He also led the Ravens to the Super Bowl in 2000.
He has 1,558 total tackles, 41.5 sacks, 19 forced, and recovered fumbles, 31 interceptions, three touchdowns, and 119 pass defenses.
Lewis is undoubtedly a Hall of Famer, and has left it all on and off the football field with his fiery, motivational character.