The atmosphere is sure to be electrifying on Sunday when the Ravens take on the Houston Texans. Ray Lewis, future hall of famer and arguably the greatest MLB to play the game makes his return to M & T Bank Stadium for induction into the team’s “Ring of Honor”. Lewis was the second player chosen in the team’s first ever draft in 1996. That team didn’t even have a name.
Now 38 and retired after 17 seasons (all of them with the Ravens), Lewis will become the eighth former Raven to be inducted. Lewis’ career is summed up into 12 Pro Bowls, two Defensive Player of the Year awards, two Super Bowls, and one Super Bowl MVP.
Lewis hasn’t closed the door completely on football. His intense fire and passion for game can be seen as an NFL analyst for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Football pre-game shows.
There likely will not be a dry eye in the house during Sunday’s halftime induction ceremony. Not many players have made the impact that Lewis has on the Ravens team and the city of Baltimore, a bond that can never be broken.
Will Lewis show up and give one of his epic pre-game speeches? Will he perform his legendary squirrel dance?
We shall see.