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Ray Lewis

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Transcript of Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis
Spent his entire 17-year career with the Ravens
Earned 13 trips to the Pro Bowl during his career and was named to the NFL's All Decade (2000s) team
His best year arguably came in 2000, when he led the Ravens to a Super Bowl title, and took home the game's MVP honors
By 2012, he announced that he would retire at the end of the season
Lewis played his final football game on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans, Louisiana; in Super Bowl XLVII, which they won
Following a Super Bowl XXXIV party in Atlanta on January 31, 2000, a fight broke out between Lewis and his friends and another group of people, resulting in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. Lewis and two companions, were questioned by Atlanta police, and 11 days later the three men were indicted on murder and aggravated-assault charges
Accomplishments
High School
College Career
Early Life
Born Ray Jenkins on May 15, 1975, in Bartow, Florida
Not happy with his father's lack of contact, Lewis got rid of the name Ray Jenkins and took the name of her mother's boyfriend, Ray Lewis

Early childhood years weren't easy. His mother was just 16 when she gave birth, and his father was never around
Pro Career
Attended Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida
As a boy, and eventually older brother to four younger siblings, Lewis quickly became the man of the house
Won many city and state titles for football and wrestling
Was a standout wrestler and football player, who overcame his smaller size for a linebacker
In 1992, Lewis, with a full scholarship, enrolled at the University of Miami, at the time home to one of the country's best football programs
Was named to All-American and a runner up for nation's best linebacker
Quickly became a vital piece in the Hurricanes' defense
Murder Trial
Lewis was wearing a white suit that has never been found, also Bakers blood was found inside Lewis's limo
Personal Life
Legacy
Throughout his career, Lewis built a reputation as a leader and intimidating force at middle linebacker
Since the murder allegations, Lewis has made a comeback, and today is considered one of the most dominant linebackers in the history of the NFL
Lewis is currently married and has a total of six children
Lewis owns a 28-acre ranch-style spread off Tufton Avenue in Reisterstown, Maryland, as well as an off-season home in Highland Beach, Florida
His son, Ray Anthony Lewis III, plays as running back, linebacker and returner, has committed to the University of Miami
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 3, 2011; Week 10, 2008; Week 1, 2006; Week 17, 2003; Week 4, 2002; Week 15, 2001; Week 9, 1997; Week 1, 1996)
Invited to 13 Pro Bowls (1997-2001, 2003-04 and 2006-11).
Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2000 and 2003) – just the sixth player in NFL history to win multiple times
Super Bowl XXXV MVP (2000)
Named to the NFL All-Decade (2000s) team, chosen every 10 years by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee
PFW/PFWA first-team All-NFL (2000, 2003, 2008)
NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (1999, 2003)
KC 101 Defensive Player of the Year (2000-01, 2003)
Football News All-Pro (2000-01)
Football News All-AFC (1999)
Football Digest second-team All-NFL (1997)
Football Digest second-team All-Pro (2004)
Football Digest Defensive Player of the Year (2003)
Football Digest All-Pro (1999, 2000-01, 2003)
Associated Press first-team All-Pro (1999-2001, 2003-04, 2008-09)
Lewis admitted he gave a misleading statement to police on the morning after the killings and was sentenced to 12 months of probation then was fined $250,000 by the NFL
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