Ray Lewis coverage through the years

Stories, columns, pictures and videos covering the playing career and post-retirement life of the legendary Ravens middle linebacker.

For Ravens great Ray Lewis, Hall of Fame speech is a chance to give thanks

Ravens great Ray Lewis thanked many people as he was enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Ravens fans turn Ray Lewis' Hall of Fame induction into Baltimore celebration

Ravens fans traveled en masse to Canton, Ohio, to celebrate Ray Lewis' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Preston: Newly enshrined Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and the Ravens were the 'perfect storm'

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 Hall of Fame weekend

Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis was enshrined among the legends Saturday in Canton, Ohio in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

Ravens great Ray Lewis ready to join unique club with Hall of Fame induction Saturday

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.

As Ray Lewis enters Hall of Fame, family in 2000 killings still mourns

Murder charges against the Ravens star were dropped, but one family still grieves the loss of their loved one.

Ravens great Ray Lewis: Hall of Fame speech is ‘moment that you dream for your entire life’

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.

Ray Lewis' daughter, Diaymon, will present him at Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August

New Hall of Famer Ray Lewis says in video that his oldest daughter is a "female me."

Ray Lewis: 'Biggest mistake' in Ravens history was cutting Trent Dilfer

"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?"

Ray Lewis' Reisterstown home is back on the market, with a price cut

Ravens great Ray Lewis has put his home up for sale again, asking for $1.89 million.

Five years ago, Ravens victory parade ended in party at M&T Bank Stadium

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.

Schmuck: Hall of Fame-bound Ravens great Ray Lewis truly reps Baltimore, warts and all

Ray Lewis wasn't born here, but he became a symbol of a hardscrabble town that needed a bigger-than-life African-American hero.

Preston: Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' versatility, leadership made him best MLB ever

Ray Lewis could have played in any era of the NFL, which is why he is the greatest middle linebacker ever.

Former Ravens teammates, coaches and more on new Hall of Famer Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis' former teammates and coaches with the Ravens talk about what made the first-ballot Hall of Fame middle linebacker special.

Former Ravens MLB Ray Lewis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility

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.

With Hall of Fame on Ray Lewis' horizon, linebacker's influence still felt by Ravens, NFL

The longtime Ravens middle linebacker is considered a near lock to be part of the 2018 class.

Ray Lewis' career as a Raven, year by year

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:

Timeline of Ray Lewis' career

Many 'firsts' of Ray Lewis' career

Ray Lewis' career by the numbers

Ray Lewis from A to Z

Ravens' Ray Lewis finds out Saturday if he's part of Hall of Fame's Class of 2018

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.

Brian Urlacher over Ray Lewis? Rex Ryan says don't be ridiculous

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.

Who should be on the Mount Rushmore of Maryland sports?

The Baltimore Sun and Babe Ruth Museum are creating the Mount Rushmore of Maryland sports and we need your help.

Ray Lewis has over 700,000 Twitter followers. A lot of them are fake accounts

You can buy new followers for about a penny apiece.

Former Raven Ray Lewis gets closer to Hall of Fame induction, is one of 18 finalists

The longtime Ravens linebacker will learn his fate Feb. 3, the night before Super Bowl LII.

Former Ravens LB Ray Lewis one of 27 semifinalists for 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

The list will be trimmed to 15 finalists in January with inductees learning their fate Feb. 3.

All quiet around the Ray Lewis statue before Ravens-Steelers game

Not much going on around the Ray Lewis statue at M&T Bank Stadium before the Ravens-Steelers game.

Ray Lewis defends kneeling with Ravens in London on Sunday

Ray Lewis discusses kneeling with Ravens on Sunday in London.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh backs Ray Lewis as first-ballot Hall of Famer

Harbaugh on Lewis’ candidacy: “If anybody votes against him, then there’s an agenda.”

Ex-Ravens Ray Lewis and Matt Birk are among 11 first-year eligible players for Hall of Fame

Two former Ravens are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

As he gets ready for Hall call, Ray Lewis marvels at how fitting it would be to be inducted in 2018

Former Raven will learn Hall fate five years to the day of his last game and on eve of 52nd Super Bowl.

Ray Lewis: Ravens were ready to sign Colin Kaepernick until 'racist gesture' by girlfriend

"It never happens because that picture comes up the next day."

Former Raven Ray Lewis joins Showtime’s 'Inside the NFL'

The former linebacker has gone from no networks to two in a year.

Ray Lewis is back on TV, joining Fox Sports 1 as NFL analyst

Ray Lewis is back on TV. After being released by ESPN in May, Lewis has been hired by Fox Sports 1 as an NFL analyst.

Former Raven Ray Lewis hosts first Under Armour event under new partnership

Former Raven Ray Lewis hosts first Under Armour event under new partnership

Ray Lewis meets with Donald Trump

Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis on Tuesday was seen walking into Trump Tower in New York, where President-elect Donald Trump is building his incoming

Ravens' Ray Lewis named to Super Bowl 50 Golden Team on 15th anniversary of Super Bowl XXXV

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.

Ray Lewis launches clean energy non-profit

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.

Joe Flacco didn't watch Ray Lewis' apology, considers it no big deal

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco knows Ray Lewis apologized for his recent comments, but beyond that, he's not all too concerned.

Ray Lewis issues apology for criticizing Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's lack of passion

Ray Lewis issues apology for criticizing Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's lack of passion

Ray Lewis questions passion of former Ravens teammate Joe Flacco

Speaking on Fox Sports I, Ravens great Ray Lewis questions his former teammate Joe Flacco's passion for football.

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. asked Ray Lewis for permission to do patented dance

Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. asked Ray Lewis for permission to do patented dance

How Ray Lewis contributed to Michael Phelps' medal haul in Rio

Can Ray Lewis claim some credit for Michael Phelps’ gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley? Lewis laughs at the thought.

Under Armour signs Ray Lewis to extended deal emphasizing community initiatives

Under Armour signs Ray Lewis to extended deal heavy on community initiatives

Ray Lewis' memoir covers racism, Atlanta killings and difficult upbringing

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.

Ray Lewis, the musician? Ex-Raven releases snippet of new single

Former Ravens legend Ray Lewis appears to be trying his hand at music. He posted a snippet of his first single on Instagram this week.

Harbaugh pays tribute to retiring Ray Lewis, anticipates emotional day Sunday

Baltimore Ravens veteran middle linebacker Ray Lewis is retiring after this season

Memories of Art Modell on Ray Lewis' mind

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker salutes late former Ravens owner

Five questions with former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis

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.

A day after statue unveiling, Ray Lewis speaks to Ravens after practice

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

Ray Lewis statue 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.

Ray Lewis to be enshrined in Ravens' Ring of Honor on Sept. 22

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 fearsome, polarizing -- and loved by his city

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.

Ray Lewis says he meant no disrespect to Colts with 'final dance'

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' appears on 'Saturday Night Live's' Weekend Update

Seth Meyers interviews Kenan Thompson as the Ravens linebacker

Finding a way to replace Ray Lewis' leadership skills when he retires

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.

SWATS owner Mitch Ross says he's received death threats from Ravens fans

Supplement owner has alleged he provided deer antler spray to Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis

Other NFL players, coaches share Ray Lewis memories [Pictures]

Ray Lewis left a lasting impression on many in the NFL in his 17 seasons with the Ravens. Here are a few of their stories. -- Jeff Zrebiec, Aaron Wilson, Monique Jones and Peter Schmuck

Ravens would not have won Super Bowl without Ray Lewis' retirement, Terrell Suggs says

Terrell Suggs said the Baltimore Ravens would ¿probably not¿ have won Super Bowl without Ray Lewis¿ retirement announcement

How nervous was Ray Lewis during Ravens' Super Bowl victory?

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.

Watching Ray Lewis win a second Super Bowl was 'cool' experience

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.

Ray Lewis says goodbye in usual dancing style

Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis retiring after season, playing final home game today

Ray Lewis' full statement to media on his retirement

Ray Lewis, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker, announced his retirement to the media today at the Under Armour Performance Center.

Ray Lewis shocks teammates with news of his retirement

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.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is out for the season with triceps tear

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 16 NFL seasons, Ravens' Ray Lewis still changing with the game

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.