Passionate eyes of Raymond Lewis

Ray Lewis played for Baltimore Ravens during his entire career and famous for his defense. This ended up winning super bowl xxxv.

Raymond Anthony Lewis Junior was born on May 15th in the year 1975 and is an American football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens for the entire duration of his seventeen-year career in the NFL. He started off playing football in college for the Miami Hurricanes, which is where he earned All-America honors. After that, Raymond was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 1996 NFL draft in the first round. Then, after he retired in the year 2012, he became the last active player from the team’s inaugural season. Immediately, Raymond became the leader on defense when he started playing and he led the team in tackles even when he was a rookie. It was the first of fourteen different times that he led the Ravens in tackles.

Raymond ended up pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with the stabbing of two men in the year 2000. Surprisingly enough, this didn’t stop his career as the very next season, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year and went on to lead Ravens’ record-setting defense. They established a sixteen-game single-season record for the fewest points allowed—at one hundred and sixty-five—and the fewest rushing yards allowed—at nine hundred and seventy. This all eventually led to their victory in Super Bowl XXXV. More than that, Raymond also became the second linebacker to win the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, as well as the first to win the award on the winning Super Bowl Team. Take a look at his NFL stats below.

Here are his NFL career stats.

Year    Team  GP       Tackles          Interceptions           Fumbles

Comb Solo    Ast      Sack   SckY   Sfty     Int       Yds      TD       PD       FF        FR

1996  BAL     14       110     95       15       2.5      9          0          1          0          0          5          0          0

1997  BAL     16       184     156     28       4.0      27       0          1          18       0          10       1          1

1998  BAL     14       120     101     19       3.0      14       0          2          25       0          7          1          0

1999  BAL     16       165     130     35       3.5      21       1          3          97       0          8          0          0

2000  BAL     16       137     108     29       3.0      33       0          2          1          0          6          0          3

2001  BAL     16       162     114     48       3.5      26       0          3          115     0          10       1          1

2002  BAL     5          58       43       15       0.0      0          0          2          4          0          3          1          1

2003  BAL     16       163     121     42       1.5      11       0          6          99       1          14       2          2

2004  BAL     15       147     101     46       1.0      9          0          0          0          0          6          1          2

2005  BAL     6          46       38       8          1.0      1          0          1          0          0          2          0          1

2006  BAL     14       103     80       23       5.0      37       0          2          27       0          8          1          1

2007  BAL     14       121     83       38       2.0      7          0          2          35       1          10       2          1

2008  BAL     16       118     85       33       3.5      33       0          3          43       0          9          2          2

2009  BAL     16       134     95       39       3.0      16       0          0          9          0          7          2          1

2010  BAL     16       139     102     37       2.0      8          0          2          26       1          4          2          3

2011  BAL     12       95       72       23       2.0      16       0          1          4          0          7          2          0

2012  BAL     6          57       44       13       1.0      0          0          0          0          0          1          1          1

Career           228     2,059 1,568 491     41.5   266     1          31       503     3          117     19       20