Ray Lewis from A to Z

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A — All-Pro: Ray Lewis was named a first or second-team All-Pro 10 times, tied with Lawrence Taylor for tops among linebackers.

B — Boller: Some say Lewis would have won more Super Bowls in the 2000s if not for poor QB play from guys like Kyle Boller.

C — Canton: Lewis is considered a lock to get a bronze bust in Canton and could be enshrined in the Hall of Fame as soon as 2018.

D — Deer antler spray: Lewis was dogged with questions about PEDs in deer antler spray leading up to his Super Bowl sendoff.

E — Eddie George: The battles between Lewis and this bruising Tennessee Titans back defined the bitter Ravens-Titans rivalry.

F — Fourth: Lewis, at 26th overall, was the fourth linebacker drafted in 1996, after Kevin Hardy, John Mobley and Reggie Brown.

G — Roger Goodell: The NFL commissioner recently told The Baltimore Sun that he will continue to use Lewis as a sounding board.

H — Hardware: Lewis won a Lombardi Trophy, two Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and was named Super Bowl XXXV MVP.

I — Impact plays: Lewis recently became the only player in NFL history with at least 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in his career.

J — Jesus: Never shy about expressing his religious beliefs, Lewis is a devout Christian who has given back to the community.

K — Kordell Stewart: The former Pittsburgh Steelers scrambler was the quarterback that Lewis sacked the most in his career.

L — Lakeland: The linebacker's Florida hometown where he starred at football and was also a standout wrestler in high school.

M — Madden: Lewis was on the cover of the popular video game franchise, "Madden NFL 2005," when it was released in 2004.

N — New Orleans: The site of Lewis' last Super Bowl XLVII, which Lewis says will be the final game of his professional career.

O — Obstruction of justice: Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in connection to a double homicide in Atlanta in 2000.

P — Pro Bowl: In 17 seasons in the NFL, Lewis was selected to 13 Pro Bowls, which is the most all-time among linebackers.

Q — Lewis has long had an appreciation for wideout Anquan "Q" Boldin and he encouraged the Ravens to trade for him in 2010.

R — Ravens: The Ravens are the only franchise Lewis has ever suited up for, and he has been their emotional leader since 1996.

S — Super Bowls: Lewis made it to two, Super Bowl XXXV in 2011 and Sunday's showdown against the San Francisco 49ers.

T — Television: Lewis has long had a desire to get into broadcasting after retiring, and he will reportedly join ESPN next season.

U — The U: Lewis brought the swagger of his college team, the University of Miami, to Baltimore when he was drafted in 1996.

V — Vinny Testaverde: Testaverde, who also went to Miami, was the Ravens' quarterback in Lewis' first two years in Baltimore.

W — Winning: Since Lewis and the Ravens arrived in Baltimore, they have 163 wins including playoffs — a .560 winning percentage.

X — X-rays: Lewis sidelined many ball-carriers with punishing hits, including Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall in 2008.

Y — Yikes: Lewis had made 2,643 tackles before Sunday's Super Bowl, which was by far the most among active NFL defenders.

Z — Zero: Zero points allowed by the Ravens D in Super Bowl XXXV, the most dominating performance in Super Bowl history.