Legendary Ravens LB Ray Lewis will call it quits after Super Bowl XLVII.  He announced the decision in Week 17, setting in motion an incredible run to the big game.  Let's look at just a few things that make this player one of the greatest.

 

17: Ray played for 17 seasons in total starting in 1996. He started 227 games, the most ever by any middle/inside linebacker in NFL history. 

 

40/30 Club: He in a very special club that only has one member. He is the only player in NFL history to have at least 40 sacks (41.5) and 30 interceptions (31) in his career.  His very first sack came in his rookie year when he caught then Colts QB Jim Harbaugh in the backfield.

 

Super Bowl XXXV MVP: The last time Ray and the Ravens played in the Super Bowl, they beat the Giants and Ray was named MVP.  That experience should come in handy this Sunday.

 

Congratulations Ray Lewis! Good luck in Super Bowl XLVII!