Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis to Retire After the Playoffs

Ray Lewis
Ray Lewis

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1/3/13

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, a surefire hall-of-famer, has announced he will retire after this season. For Ravens fans, this means, this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts will almost certainly be¬†Lewis’ last home game in his 17 year NFL career.

Lewis will also be returning from a torn triceps injury that has kept him out of action since Oct. 14. The 37-year-old clearly is not the same player he once was, but his return, along with this most recent announcement will defenitely provide a little extra motivation for the Ravens this weekend.

For most of his 17 years in the NFL, Lewis was considered the best linebacker in the NFL, hands down. Some consider Lewis to be one of the greatest linebackers in the history of the NFL.

A first round pick out of the University of Miami in 1996, Lewis has racked up some pretty impressive numbers over his NFL career. Lewis is a two-time AP Defensive Playe of the Year, Super Bowl MVP, and 13-time Pro-Bowler. Lewis is also the only player in NFL history with at least 40 career sacks and 30 interceptions.

Ray Lewis’ final game may end up being this Sunday against the Colts. Just one more intriguing storyline to follow in this season’s NFL playoffs.

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