The great warrior and middle linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor.
The Ring of Honor essentially consists as a sanctuary of all the greatest Ravens players to ever suit up and take the field. Lewis will be enshrined into essentially the Hall of Fame of Ravens. According to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, Lewis will be inducted into the Ring of Honor on September 22, during the team’s week three contest versus the Houston Texans.
The imposing middle linebacker, will become the sixth Raven to be inducted into the Ring of Honor. Ray will join the likes of running back Jamal Lewis (2012), kicker Matt Stover (2011), offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden (2008), outside linebacker Peter Boulware (2006) and defensive end Michael McCrary (2004) into the Ring of Honor. Other notable honorees are the late Ravens owner Art Modell, and eight former Baltimore Colts players.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, said that after the team won Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, he decided to create a statue in honor of the great Lewis. The statue will not be available in time for the induction into the Ring of Honor, but it will forever immortalize Ray as a Raven for life.
Regarded as one of the greatest middle linebackers to ever play on the gridiron, Lewis has led the Ravens to two championships, which were in 2001 in Superbowl XXV against the New York Giants, and in 2013 in Superbowl XLVII versus the San Francisco 49ers. Lewis is a Superbowl MVP, 13-time Pro Bowler (record MLB), 10-time All-Pro (record for MLB), two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and has the most tackles in one season with 51.
Lewis will have to wait five years before he can be inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame, but for now he will be enshrined as an all-time Ravens legend.