Ray Lewis III University Of Miami 2013 Season, Ray Anthony Lewis, Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami.
Drafted by the Ravens in 1996, he has played his entire career for the team, and is the last player remaining from the Ravens’ inaugural season. Lewis gained notoriety for his involvement in a January 2000 fight that resulted in an indictment on murder and aggravated-assault charges. In a plea agreement he pled guilty to obstruction of justice in exchange for testimony against two other defendants.
Despite this incident, Lewis has rehabilitated his image over the years while being selected to 13 Pro Bowls and named an Associated Press All-Pro 10 times. He won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and 2003, the sixth player to win the award multiple times. He was 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.
After a triceps tear that sidelined him for most of the 2012 season, Lewis announced that he will retire at the end of the 2012-13 NFL playoffs.
Lewis is a Christian, and his commitment to his faith was featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story in 2006. He has six children (four boys and two girls): Ray III, Diaymon, Rashaan, Rayshad, Ralin, and Kaitlin. His son, Ray Lewis III, has committed to the University of Miami for the 2013 season.