Ravens fans traveled en masse to Canton, Ohio, to celebrate Ray Lewis' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis was enshrined among the legends Saturday, but few of the inductees in the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame could match the pageantry or the charisma he displayed throughout his 17-year career.
Ray Lewis said he felt like a little kid, engaging with past greats of the NFL the day before his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He promised a lengthy, emotional speech on Saturday night.
The 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker will be part of the eight-member class inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 4.
"When we found out, it came like a shock to all of us," former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said. "Like, ‘The Ravens just let Trent Dilfer go.’ Are you serious?"
Fans followed along the parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium, coming right up to vehicles. Some danced in front of them. Police allowed fans to approach the vehicles as close as possible — except for the Humvee that carried Ray Lewis, which was mobbed by fans and protected by mounted patrol.
Ray Lewis wasn't born here, but he became a symbol of a hardscrabble town that needed a bigger-than-life African-American hero.
Ray Lewis' former teammates and coaches with the Ravens talk about what made the first-ballot Hall of Fame middle linebacker special.
Exactly five years after he played his last game and went out as a Super Bowl champion, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
When the Ravens made Ray Lewis their second-ever draft pick, they knew they were getting a highly productive player from the talent-rich University of Miami. What they could not have known is that Lewis would become arguably the greatest middle linebacker in history and one of the faces of his NFL generation. Through 17 seasons of controversy and excellence, Lewis' Baltimore ride has never been boring:
On Saturday, the Class of 2018 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced in Minneapolis, site of the Super Bowl. Former linebacker Ray Lewis is expected to become the second Raven who played his entire career in Baltimore to enter the Hall.
The former NFL head coach and Ravens defensive coordinator and current ESPN analyst hardly agrees with Kevin Mawae's comments preferring the former Bear over the Baltimore legend.
Former Raven will learn Hall fate five years to the day of his last game and on eve of 52nd Super Bowl.
On the 15th anniversary of his first Super Bowl win, Ravens legend Ray Lewis was named to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team, which highlights the best performers in Super Bowl history.
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Monday he is leading a new clean energy non-profit organization that aims to expand access to renewable energy in low-income communities.
Ray Lewis said he was treated "worse than any dog" when he was arrested and jailed in Atlanta while a suspect in the murder of two men after Super Bowl XXXIV on Jan. 31, 2000.
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has stayed busy since his retirement in 2013 and his latest project is a television series about coaches with anger issues.
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis spoke to the team before practice broke Friday afternoon, a day after his statue was unveiled outside M&T Bank Stadium
The statue of Ray Lewis was unveiled outside M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday morning, immortalizing the former linebacker in the midst of his famous entrance dance.
On the same day his long-time teammate Ed Reed returns to Baltimore, former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be enshrined in the team's Ring of Honor.
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.
Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis said he did his trademark late-game dance on Sunday to honor ¿my time and my city,¿ not out of disrespect to the Indianapolis Colts.
Ray Lewis might not be that hard to replace as a guy running around the field making tackles. But as a leader? Teammates say no one man can fill his shoes.
Terrell Suggs said the Baltimore Ravens would ¿probably not¿ have won Super Bowl without Ray Lewis¿ retirement announcement
Inside linebacker Ray Lewis ran through the gamut of emotions after the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night, but former teammate Trevor Pryce thought he displayed one major emotion during the game.
Ray Lewis didn't have a great season this year, but it was cool watching him celebrate in New Orleans after the offense put up big numbers Sunday night.
When legendary Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis told his teammates during a team meeting Wednesday morning that he's going to retire after this season, it sparked strong emotions throughout the room.
The Ravens' worst fears were confirmed today when a magnetic resonance imaging test revealed that middle linebacker Ray Lewis suffered a torn triceps in his right arm, an injury that will likely end his season
After playing 16 NFL seasons, getting invited to 13 Pro Bowls and establishing himself as a future Hall of Famer and one of the most feared middle linebackers in league history, Ray Lewis returned home this offseason and decided change was in order.