To the surprise of no one, the great Ray Lewis will be inducted in to the Baltimore Ravens‘ Ring Of Honor in 2013. It’s a prestigious group that already has the likes of Jonathan Ogden, Peter Boulware and Jamal Lewis just to name a few.
The induction will happen during the Ravens’ Week 3 matchup at home against the Houston Texans. Kind of fitting seeing as that will be Ed Reed‘s return to Baltimore and the fact that Reed will no doubt wind up in the Ring of Honor himself.
Many great things will follow for Lewis afterwards. There are plans of erecting a Lewis statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium and, of course, when the time comes Lewis will be inducted in to Pro Football Hall Of Fame.
Lewis was the Super Bowl MVP in 2000 and according to former teammate Terrell Suggs, was the inspiration that the team needed to make their Super Bowl run this past year. After an amazing 17 year career in the NFL, Lewis is widely considered one of the greatest linebackers to ever play the game, if not the best.
It’s sure to be an amazing afternoon in Baltimore that day as the greatest Raven of all time will be given a great honor in front of the fans he electrified for nearly two decades. Like him, love him or hate him, there is no doubt that Lewis was not only one of the best players on the field, but one of the greatest motivators and inspired the maximum potential of not only tea mates, but the people of Baltimore. Congratulations, Ray.