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Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis
Lewis during a 2008 regular season game
NameRay Lewis
Width211
CaptionLewis during a 2008 regular season game
CurrentteamBaltimore Ravens
Currentnumber52
CurrentpositionLinebacker
Birth DateMay 15, 1975(age 41)
Birth PlaceBartow, Florida
Heightft6
Heightin1
Weight250
Debutyear1996
DebutteamBaltimore Ravens
CollegeUniversity of Miami
Draftyear1996
Draftround1
Draftpick26
Pastteams * Baltimore Ravens (1996 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * 12× Pro Bowl selection; (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) * 7× AP First Team All-Pro selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009) * 3× AP Second Team All-Pro selection (1997, 1998, 2010) * Super Bowl champion (XXXV) * Super Bowl XXXV MVP * 2× AP NFL Defensive Player of Year (2000, 2003) * 3× AFC Defensive Player Of The Year (2000, 2001, 2003) * 2× NFL Alumni Linebacker Of The Year (1999, 2003) * 2× All-American (1994, 1995) * Record 12 Pro Bowls for an Inside/Middle Linebacker * Record 10 All-Pro selections for Inside/Middle Linebacker * Record 10 All-Pro selections for a Linebacker (tied with Lawrence Taylor) * Most Games Started at Inside/Middle Linebacker (214) * Most Interception Return Yards for an Inside/Middle Linebacker (503) * Most seasons played at Inside/Middle Linebacker (16) * NFL 2000s All-Decade Team * 20 sack/20 interception Club- Quickest to reach (113 games) * 30 sack/30 Interception Club- Quickest to reach (204 games) * 40 sack/30 Interception Club- Only Member
Statweek5
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue11951 (1485 Solo)
Statlabel2Sacks
Statvalue240.5
Statlabel3Interceptions
Statvalue331
NflLEW562347

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Ray Anthony Lewis (born May 15, 1975) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Since being drafted by the Ravens in 1996, he has been selected to twelve Pro Bowls and been named an Associated Press All-Pro ten times. He won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and 2003; he was the sixth player to win the award multiple times. He was also the second linebacker to win the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award and the first linebacker to win the award on the winning Super Bowl team. Widely considered to be among the best linebackers of all time, Lewis was ranked as the 18th best player in league history by the NFL Network in 2010. He played college football at the University of Miami.


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