Ravens owner hints at statue for Lewis
After winning Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens are planning to honour legendary linebacker Ray Lewis by unveiling a statue of him outside the M&T Bank Stadium.
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Arguably the best linebacker to ever play in the NFL, and undoubtedly an icon in the City of Baltimore, Lewis was an ever-present on the roster in every year of the Raven’s existence. A first-round pick back in 1996, Lewis spent his entire 17-year career with the Ravens.
Thirteen-time Pro Bowler, two-time Defensive Player of the Year and one Super Bowl MVP title, Lewis bowed out of the sport in the best way possible with the Ravens’ 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
“I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history, and we will certainly look into it and I would not be surprised if there is one in the next year or two,” owner Steve Bisciotti told ESPN.
The retiring star has already declined an invitation from Coach John Harbaugh to continue as an assistant coach. While rumours suggest Lewis is set to take a keen interest in his son’s college football career at the University of Miami while also reportedly pursuing a career in television.
Having given so much to the Ravens over a career spanning almost two decades, Lewis will undoubtedly be delighted with the gesture.