Ray Lewis was born to play football, so much so that you wonder if he'll ever find the joy and satisfaction in the rest of his life that he found on the field. You go ahead and pick your iconic image of the man. Here's mine: No. 52 with shoulders hunched, glowering across the line of scrimmage, face paint streaked with sweat, eyes boring in on the quarterback in the seconds before the ball is snapped.

Ray Lewis retrospective: 1996-2013

We've scanned the archives and assembled this collection of Ray Lewis photos, capturing moments -- on and off the field -- from each year of No. 52's storied 17-season career with the Ravens.

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