Surefire Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Baltimore Ravens “Ring of Honor” this season in a ceremony during the Ravens Week 3 tilt, as former Ravens safety Ed Reed and the Houston Texans come to town.
The 17-year pro and two-time Super Bowl Champion heads to the television side of football for ESPN this Fall, but first, he’ll become the seventh Raven to have the honor of becoming a member of exclusive company, joining Jamal Lewis (2012), Matt Stover (2011), Jonathan Ogden (2008), Peter Boulware (2006), Michael McCrary (2004) and Earnest Byner (2001) as the others during halftime on September 22nd. Former owner Art Modell and eight Baltimore Colts are also Ring of Honor members.
What does it mean to be in the Ravens Ring of Honor? According to the Baltimore Ravens website, members “exemplify a rare combination of talent and personal characteristics that the organization strives to achieve and maintain, including character, gratitude, vision, passion, competitive spirit, humility, faith and courage.”
Sounds like Ray Lewis and then some to me.
Owner Steve Bisciotti said earlier this season that a statue will be erected in Ray Lewis’ honor by the organization outside of M&T Bank Stadium, set for a later date.
For now, prepare to see Ray dance his way out of the tunnel again to see his name join the likes of other great Raven players of the past.