December 1, 2022

Ray Lewis Biography, Age, Net Worth, Height, Wife, Children, Jersey, Stats, Murder Trial

Ray Lewis Biography

Ray Lewis (Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr.) is a former American football linebacker who played all of his 17-year professional careers for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami and was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and upon his retirement, he was the last remaining active player from the team’s inaugural season.

Ray Lewis Age

He was born on 15 May 1975 (He is 43 years old as of 2018)

Ray Lewis Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars.

Ray Lewis height

He stands at a height of 1.85m.

Ray Lewis Weight

He has an approximated weight of 113kg

Ray Lewis Family

He was born of Elbert Ray Jackson (father) and Sunseria (mother).

Ray Lewis Siblings

He is the eldest among the five children, Keon Lattimore (brother) Lakeisha Jenkins (sister) Laquesha Jenkins (sister) and Kadaja Holloway (sister)

Ray Lewis Children

He has six children, Diaymon Desiree Lewis, Ray Lewis III, Rayshad Lewis, Ralin Lewis, Rashaan Lewis, and Kaitlin Lewis.

Ray Lewis Wife

He dated Tatyana McCall and shared a relationship with her for some years. She happens to be the mother of three out of his six children from these relationships.

Ray Lewis Education

He attended Kathleen High School for his early education, he joined the University of Miami with a scholarship and was part of Miami Hurricanes.

When did Ray Lewis win his first Super Bowl

He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 26th overall selection of the 1996 NFL draft. In 1997 he led the league in tackles and played in his first Pro Bowl. During the off-season in 2000, Lewis encountered legal difficulties.

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Ray Lewis Career

He began his career while still in university, and he is known to have played a vital role in the defense. He was known to have had a successful college football career, winning the Butkus Award, an outstanding award given to the highest Linebacker in a college football and was also named to the All-American and All-Big East teams.

He surrendered his final year of college eligibility, and declared himself eligible for the ‘NFL Draft.’ He was selected by the ‘Baltimore Ravens,’ as a first-round pick. He continued his association with this team until the end of his career. He led his team in tackles and was chosen as the ‘NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year. He led the team to one of the biggest victories

He suffered a shoulder injury and was restricted to five games, Which he managed to rank fifth in the team, with 58 tackles. He suffered injuries and was placed on reserve.
He was selected to their Team of the Decade and he made the game-saving tackle on running back Darren Sproles on a fourth-down play. After the game, he said it was one of the best tackles he has made in his career.

He was named his final Pro Bowl and led the Ravens with 95 tackles despite missing four games with an injury. He became the first player in NFL history with at least 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in his career. During his final year, he suffered torn triceps and had them surgically repaired. He announced his retirement after the team finished NFL playoff.

Ray Lewis Stats

Sacks Interceptions Other
Year Team Games Solo Ast Total Sack Yds Int Yds TD TD FF Rec PD Sfty
1996 BAL 14 95 15 110 2.5 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1997 BAL 16 156 28 184 4.0 27 1 18 0 0 1 1 10 0
1998 BAL 14 101 19 120 3.0 14 2 25 0 0 1 0 7 0
1999 BAL 16 131 37 168 3.5 21 3 97 0 0 0 0 8 1
2000 BAL 16 108 30 138 3.0 33 2 1 0 0 0 3 6 0
2001 BAL 16 114 48 162 3.5 26 3 115 0 0 1 1 10 0
2002 BAL 5 43 15 58 0.0 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 3 0
2003 BAL 16 121 42 163 1.5 11 6 99 1 1 2 2 14 0
2004 BAL 15 101 46 147 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0
2005 BAL 6 38 8 46 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
2006 BAL 14 80 23 103 5.0 37 2 27 0 0 1 1 8 0
2007 BAL 14 83 38 121 2.0 7 2 35 1 1 2 1 10 0
2008 BAL 16 84 33 117 3.5 33 3 43 0 0 2 2 9 0
2009 BAL 16 94 39 133 3.0 16 0 9 0 0 2 1 7 0
2010 BAL 16 102 37 139 2.0 8 2 26 1 1 2 3 4 0
2011 BAL 12 72 23 95 2 16 1 4 0 0 2 0 7 0
2012 BAL 6 44 13 57 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Career 228 1,567 494 2,061 41.5 266 31 503 3 3 19 20 117 1
Playoffs 21 135 79 214 2.0 17 2 54 1 1 6 1 15 0

Ray Lewis Quotes

  • Quote 1. “Whatever you want to do, go do it.”
  • Quote 2. “I figured something out. …
  • Quote 3. “The only thing that could pull me away, was hard work.”
  • Quote 4. “The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching.”
  • Quote 5. “You can’t take no breaks.”

Ray Lewis Murder Trial

They involved in a fight between him and his companions and another group of people, resulting in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. Ray and his companions were indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges. He accepted that he gave a false statement to the police, and revealed that he did not plainly state that he was at the crime scene during his initial interrogation. The Superior Court Judge Alice D. Bonner sentenced Lewis to 12 months’ probation.  He was also fined $250,000 by the NFL, which was believed to be the highest fine levied against an NFL player for an infraction not involving substance abuse.

Ray Lewis Other Interests

He runs a charitable organization and calls the Rays Lewis 52 Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the aim of assisting the less privileged youth personally and financially. He has also gained several national corporate endorsements, some of which draw upon his tough image. it was later announced that he would join ESPN as a contributor for their NFL coverage.

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ATLANTA — Once again, Ray Lewis and the Super Bowl intersect in Atlanta.

Lewis isn’t ducking from the bad memories of his career low point in 2000 when he and a pair friends were charged for the stabbing deaths of two men outside a nightclub hours after the last Super Bowl played here.

Now a Super Bowl champion, an NFL Hall of Famer and a broadcaster, Lewis has spent the last 19 years rebuilding his reputation after that night. The most serious charges against Lewis were dropped, and he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

This Super Bowl, Lewis is back in Atlanta to promote hope and healing, using his celebrity spotlight to bring exposure to his Ray of Hope Foundation, which gets celebrities and athletes to send inspirational personal video messages for those in need.

The goal of the big-ticket event, dubbed Gold Jacket Party for a Purpose, is to raise money for the foundation. The event is expected to attract dozens of sports and entertainment celebrities.

The purpose is forever,” Lewis told the Associated Press. “The game comes and goes but the purpose is forever.”

It seems a long way from 2000 when the prevailing image of Lewis was him in an Atlanta jail with handcuffs and shackles.

Lewis, Joseph Sweeting, and Reginald Oakley were charged in double murders that happened after a party in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood following the St. Louis Rams’ win over the Tennessee Titans. The victims were stabbed to death and one victim’s blood was found in Lewis’ limo.

Murder and aggravated assault charges against Lewis were dropped with his misdemeanor plea. He also agreed to testify against the other defendants, who were acquitted.

Lewis received a year of probation from the court and was fined $250,000 by the NFL. He settled two lawsuits for undisclosed amounts with family members of the victims, Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar. Baker and Lollar are buried in Akron, Ohio — only a short drive from the Hall of Fame in Canton, where Lewis was honored last year.

The killings, Lewis’ arrest and the ice storm that disrupted Super Bowl preparations nearly overshadowed the big game. The NFL didn’t agree to have another Super Bowl in Atlanta until the Falcons built a new $1.5 billion stadium.

Lewis, 43, has moved on and believed others have as well. He frequently returns to the city. He says he organized another Atlanta Super Bowl party two years ago when the Falcons lost to the Patriots in Houston.

“My sisters live in Atlanta,” Lewis said. “I’ve been in Atlanta for years, all over Atlanta.”

Atlanta-based financial adviser Rob Vaka, who leads the Ray of Hope Foundation with Lewis and ESPN’s “Sport Science” host John Brenkus, said his wife had apprehensions about him working with Lewis until she researched the details of the case.

“My wife is a native” of Atlanta, Vaka said. “She had her apprehensions. She did her own research. She’s the supreme skeptic. She did more research than me and she came back to me and said, ‘What I heard is not accurate.’”

Vaka added, “At some point, you have to make a decision ‘I’m going to move on and I’m going to forgive,’ whether I have all of the facts or some of the facts. … I believe he’s a terrific human being.”

Others share that opinion.

Among the former NFL greats expected to attend are Jim Brown, Deion Sanders, Ed Reed, and Eddie George and many current players, including Grady Jackson and Austin Hooper of the Atlanta Falcons.

Sanders said Lewis “is a wonderful, inspirational, caring, thoughtful individual which I love like a brother.”

“I’m not going to go into the incident that happened, but Ray, but that’s not Ray,” Sanders told AP on Thursday. “That wasn’t Ray, and I know that for a fact, so I’m thankful. He worked his way out of it.”

Lewis said the purpose was the theme of his stirring speech at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony last August.

The theme carries over to next week’s party, with tickets priced from $750 to $2,500, before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.

The foundation’s roster of athletes, coaches, and other celebrities provide short, uplifting personalized videos for those in dire need, including sick children.

Among those who make the videos are former NFL players Takeo Spikes, Merril Hoge, Trent Dilfer and George, golfer Dustin Johnson, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and Olympians Michael Phelps, Summer Sanders and Apolo Ohno.

“We built a really good roster and we’re looking at this event as a springboard to do some much bigger things,” Vaka said.

Vaka said the foundation, only two years old, needs a new website, new technology, and support but already has impacted dozens of lives. Lewis draws the most requests.

“It’s a really simple thing, but it’s more important than you could ever imagine,” Lewis said. “Messages of hope connect people from all over the world that is experiencing some sort of pain. You take an influential role model to inspire them for a lasting impact.”

Lewis said he realizes he has power away from the playing field.

“That’s the glory of it, man,” he said. “That’s the excitement of where I’m starting to move in the second half of my life, figuring out my greatest ability is access because of my reputation, because of my name, because of my brand. I want to use it to bring people together, so I use it.”

Lewis said he is consumed by his passion to instill hope in others. He relishes the joy he receives from making a positive impact.

“You can make a lot of money,” he said. “You can be successful. You can be a lot of things. But when someone references you and they say to you, ‘You changed my life,’ that’s a different conversation. Every time. Every time.

“Oh my gosh, it’s just exciting, man.”