January 2nd, 2013
Ravens LB Ray Lewis has announced that he will retire at the end of this season. The 13-time Pro-Bowler said, "This will be my last ride," according to team sources. It's still unclear if he will be able to play this Sunday when the Ravens take on the Colts, as he is coming off an injury that has kept him out since Week 6.
Since being drafted in the first round by the Ravens in 1996, he has started 227 games, the most ever by any middle/inside linebacker in NFL history. He was named Super Bowl XXXV MVP when he led the Ravens to the championship. He is the only player in NFL history to have at least 40 sacks (41.5) and 30 interceptions (31) in his career.
Congratulations Ray Lewis on a Hall-of-Fame caliber career.