Surrounded by his teammates as smoke, fire and pyrotechnics signaled his swaggering arrival out of the tunnel, retiring Ravens star middle linebacker Ray Lewis had a huge grin on his face as he made his dramatic entrance.
As the fans at M&T Bank Stadium held their camera phones to capture the moment, Lewis enthusiastically performed his trademark "Squirrel" dance in front of the home crowd one last time.
Lewis gyrated, shook and celebrated as he soaked up the adulation from an adoring home crowd.
During pregame warmups, Lewis was embraced constantly by well-wishers.
That included hugs from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, owner Steve Bisciotti, teammates like running back Ray Rice and linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, his children and brother Keon Lattimore, a former Maryland running back.