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Ray Lewis Will Retire After This Season

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.


Where does Ray Lewis rank among linebackers in NFL history?

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  • Minnesota Vikings

    May 7, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    firstcomment

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 10, 2013

    ghpy · draftee

    ray lewis is #1

  • New York Jets

    January 7, 2013

    rainingmen · draftee

    I WILL THROW UP FIRE!!!!!!

  • Carolina Panthers

    January 5, 2013

    cam101223 · draftee

    thats sad

  • New York Giants

    January 5, 2013

    maulerepstein · draftee

    top 3

  • Houston Texans

    January 5, 2013

    htown619 · draftee

    JJ Watt next ray lewis #Swatt

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 5, 2013

    49ersrulenfl · draftee

    go raylewis

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 4, 2013

    patrickwillis525 · draftee

    im so sad but patrick willis is the next ray lewis or bobby wagner

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 4, 2013

    duanedj · draftee

    i want him to

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 4, 2013

    triadthunder · rookie

    12 Time pro bowler! lol mess that one up

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 4, 2013

    jomez5121 · 2nd string

    now i am sad he wasnt defensive mvp

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 4, 2013

    jomez5121 · 2nd string

    Now i want the ravens to win the bowl beacause they havent with lewis on the team

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 4, 2013

    tannahj123 · draftee

    we will miss you ray lewis

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 4, 2013

    azaviah123 · draftee

    i

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 4, 2013

    azaviah123 · draftee

    ray

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    January 4, 2013

    steelersrock0925 · draftee

    i know that he been nasty to the steelers and other football teams.to bad that he didnt play for the half of the season.long live 25

  • Houston Texans

    January 3, 2013

    99megawatt · draftee

    I am going to mis you RAY STAY COOL MAN ENJOY RETIREMENT AND KEEP WATCHING YOUR RAVENS

  • Atlanta Falcons

    January 3, 2013

    cj0987654321 · draftee

    that sad

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 3, 2013

    bestblads · draftee

    nooooooo!!!!!!!

  • Atlanta Falcons

    January 3, 2013

    MattRyanQB · draftee

    Now I want to ravens to win the Super Bowl, even though I'm a Falcons fan. :(. But guys, he's played for so long, who knows, next might be Gonzalez. Just enjoy the p, ayers you watch now because eventually they'll all be gone. :(

  • New Orleans Saints

    January 3, 2013

    rbjmarch3 · draftee

    the best defense player ever to stp on he field

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    January 3, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    nooooooo he cant go

  • New York Giants

    January 3, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    he going to the hall of fame

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 3, 2013

    bboooomm · rookie

    why does Ray have to leave hes the besst ever

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 3, 2013

    kggford · draftee

    ray ray this is cray cray

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 3, 2013

    lepercon1 · draftee

    no!!!!!!!1

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 3, 2013

    greenbayeveryday · draftee

    :(

  • Denver Broncos

    January 3, 2013

    sharkness15 · draftee

    ESPN is trying to offer him a job a an NFL commentater

  • Denver Broncos

    January 3, 2013

    sharkness15 · draftee

    some ESPN comentaters say he may be the best linebacker ever

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    January 3, 2013

    zachrohm1 · practice squad

    Poor RAY RAY

  • Minnesota Vikings

    January 3, 2013

    esydow · rookie

    your the best . wish you wouldnt retire

  • Minnesota Vikings

    January 3, 2013

    esydow · rookie

    your the ba

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 3, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    well im gonna be super sad for the next year or so ray lewis is my favorite defensive player beside brian urlacher

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 3, 2013

    rexifnt28 · draftee

    Ray lewis is one of the best linebackers in the nfl

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 3, 2013

    ravnsdabomb · draftee

    devastating he was a true leader Good Luck

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 3, 2013

    hawksnation81 · veteran

    ray should stay

  • Chicago Bears

    January 3, 2013

    kethmu4 · draftee

    Congratz Ray!

  • New England Patriots

    January 3, 2013

    tcd1224 · draftee

    yeah lewis

  • San Francisco 49ers

    January 3, 2013

    jamcoose14 · draftee

    Ravens will never be the same without #52 lewis even doe im a 49ers fan dis da only team i got respect for

  • Chicago Bears

    January 3, 2013

    timothy622 · draftee

    he is like the only person that made the baltimore to make the playoffs and be one of the topest teams in the NFL! now the baltimore is going to make the playoffs again (preety much)

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 3, 2013

    ravensareboss3 · draftee

    noooo

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    January 3, 2013

    jman789789789 · draftee

    Great career Ray you rock end it with a Super Bowl run!!!!!!

  • New York Giants

    January 3, 2013

    tvalenti02 · draftee

    boo i liked him playing

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 3, 2013

    mmiravens12 · draftee

    tour number still stands in baltimore!! 52 lets win it for ray l 52!!!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 3, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    have a nice retirement ray lewis

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 3, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    bes ever

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 3, 2013

    rockinroulyow · draftee

    NNNNNNNnnnOOOOOOO DDDDDDDOOOOOOONNNNNNNTTTTTTT LLLLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAAAAVVVVVVVEEEEEEE RAY LEWIS YOU AND TRELL AND WEBB ARE THE BEST DEFENS OF PLAYER

  • New York Giants

    January 3, 2013

    salsacruz180 · draftee

    so sad

  • New York Giants

    January 3, 2013

    bestbro123 · draftee

    next stop hall of fame ray rocks

  • New England Patriots

    January 3, 2013

    bigdog1219 · draftee

    good luck we wiil miss u

  • New England Patriots

    January 3, 2013

    nikkolasjwillis · practice squad

    let us all have a moment of silence for the loss of this great legend

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 3, 2013

    lozon123 · rookie

    ray lewis your 12 years in th NFL inspired us something and thats NEVER MAKE YOU MAD!!!!!!!

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 3, 2013

    ravnsdabomb · draftee

    As a huge ravens fan this devastated me. He was one of my favorites and one of the best of all time. The Ravens will not be the same without him on the defense. It is a team losing a great leader and hall of famer for sure. Good luck Ray Lewis he is a truely great leader for everyone And for all the Raven haters I will laugh when we make it back to where we should have went last year besides the

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    beastinben55 · draftee

    why

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    beastinben55 · draftee

    YYYYYYY

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    beastinben55 · draftee

    NOOOOOOO

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    beastinben55 · draftee

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Ray why did u have 2 retire after this yea

  • Denver Broncos

    January 2, 2013

    agodzilla · rookie

    That is so sad that ray lewis is retiring:(

  • Denver Broncos

    January 2, 2013

    kaibob · draftee

    oh nooooooo ray lewis is retireing

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 2, 2013

    greenbayeveryday · draftee

    top 10 or so and wish he could stay

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 2, 2013

    greenbayeveryday · draftee

    top 10 and wish he could stay for da parrty

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    beasonlewis52 · rookie

    BEST EVER!!

  • Miami Dolphins

    January 2, 2013

    dolphinguard70 · draftee

    Hall of Fame!!!!!! He deserves it!!

  • Miami Dolphins

    January 2, 2013

    dolphinguard70 · draftee

    WE'll miss you RAY!!!!! D:

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 2, 2013

    snooplion · draftee

    that, s mest up

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    pats910 · draftee

    im not talking about ray lewis, what i think is that the NE PATS OR THE DENVER BRONCOS !!!!!!! BUT THE PATS HAVE A BETTER CHANCE

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    pats910 · draftee

    ravens will be really sad because there bets ray went away

  • Indianapolis Colts

    January 2, 2013

    nflcoppl2 · rookie

    so sad hes the best i ever seen

  • Carolina Panthers

    January 2, 2013

    cam101223 · draftee

    thats sad

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 2, 2013

    dezbryantftd · draftee

    we will miss u ray lewis

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    rayrayfan · draftee

    both the ray*s are going hoppfuly we draft a ray this year i went to the hall of fame and the best player i saw in it was him ha was the heart and of the ravens:(

  • New York Giants

    January 2, 2013

    nicks888 · draftee

    Yay! No one will have trouble on offense! Maybe top 25 or top 10

  • Minnesota Vikings

    January 2, 2013

    brendinm · draftee

    good luck on the rest of your life Ray all miss watching you

  • New York Giants

    January 2, 2013

    osca2288 · draftee

    no

  • New York Giants

    January 2, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    he his awesome he is going to the hall of fame

  • New York Giants

    January 2, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    why?!?!?!

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    armeetmann101 · draftee

    that gives pats a better chance

  • Denver Broncos

    January 2, 2013

    broncoguy102 · draftee

    RAY IS #3 (BUTKISS AND TAYOR)

  • Denver Broncos

    January 2, 2013

    illyaas18rafiq · draftee

    it's sad that he's retiring

  • New York Giants

    January 2, 2013

    lightyear102 · rookie

    why

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    1awsome1 · rookie

    We are losing one of the greats

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    January 2, 2013

    jakesmitty · 2nd string

    As a Steelers fan He was my favorite non-steeler defensive player

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    patswillwinxlvii · draftee

    HEY!!

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    patsgetgronked87 · draftee

    He was a QB reader.

  • Cleveland Browns

    January 2, 2013

    trich33 · rookie

    good luck ray lewis in life hope u get to play in at least one game

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    patsgetgronked87 · draftee

    @ Ravenfan808 I SAID THE BEST DUO OF LINEBACKERS IS TEDY BRUSCHI AND MIKE VRABEL OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!!!!!!! THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE A BETTER DUO OF LINEBACKERS EVER!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    patsgetgronked87 · draftee

    Its sad for a Rvens fan.... and most football fans BUT this is great news for Patriot fans! we dont need to play him anymore!!!!!!! YAY!!!!

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 2, 2013

    sophielibby1 · draftee

    that stinks for the ravens

  • Seattle Seahawks

    January 2, 2013

    hawksnation81 · veteran

    HE is the best

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 2, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    christian man

  • New York Giants

    January 2, 2013

    maulerepstein · draftee

    number 3 ever #2 antonio pirce #1 lawrance taylor

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    malpate101 · draftee

    that is bad

  • Houston Texans

    January 2, 2013

    poruganti · practice squad

    this is so sad but he is the greastest defensive player ever

  • Detroit Lions

    January 2, 2013

    laxcam · draftee

    sweet player

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    raaaylewis52 · draftee

    maaaaaaan ray still has a good 2 years in him

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 2, 2013

    sdtrue24 · rookie

    best ever

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    raaaylewis52 · draftee

    wakezone91 you mean raven fans?

  • Carolina Panthers

    January 2, 2013

    rg3guy · draftee

    ray should be in the hall of fame induction ceromoney

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    123gopats14 · 2nd string

    I agree with every word broncos72345 said

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    2009phili · draftee

    52 will be remembered

  • Chicago Bears

    January 2, 2013

    crazygamer237 · draftee

    NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  • Miami Dolphins

    January 2, 2013

    wakezone91 · draftee

    thats pretty bad news for falcon fans

  • Detroit Lions

    January 2, 2013

    BoyScout99 · starter

    WOOT! GO RAY-VENS!!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    January 2, 2013

    denzel500 · draftee

    good season ray

  • Denver Broncos

    January 2, 2013

    broncos72345 · draftee

    Ray Lewis was the best, sad to see him go

  • Baltimore Ravens

    January 2, 2013

    RavensFan808 · draftee

    nooooooo the best lb is retiring this end season he will be missed

  • Dallas Cowboys

    January 2, 2013

    cowboy8919 · draftee

    he still has a few years left in him

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    patsgetgronked87 · draftee

    Best duo of linebackers is Mike Vrabel and Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots!

  • New England Patriots

    January 2, 2013

    patsgetgronked87 · draftee

    Top 5. Thank you Ray for your unbelieveble carrer.