Stories, photos and video of Ray Lewis' career leading up to the linebacker's Hall of Fame induction in Canton on Aug. 4.

From the seat of the Cadillac DeVille convertible that he and Mayor Catherine Pugh rode in, Ray Lewis grinned wide and waved to passersby as Ravens fans chanted and marching bands played ahead.
Scenes from Ray Lewis' Hall of Fame celebration in Baltimore. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun video)
The Ravens legend was honored Saturday with a parade in downtown Baltimore. Here's a transcript of his nine-minute speech at City Hall.
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 thanked many people as he was enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
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.
Ravens fans traveled en masse to Canton, Ohio, to celebrate Ray Lewis' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Despite a late return from Ray Lewis’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Ravens coaches and players who went were honored to be there for the former linebacker.
Lewis proved to be the perfect emblem for his adopted home base — underestimated, messy and defiant.
Michael Phelps, Kevin Plank, Steve Bisciotti and others say Ray Lewis' Hall of Fame playing career shouldn't overshadow his extraordinary efforts to uplift spirits and be a compassionate friend.
Ray Lewis is entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018. Could fellow former Raven and Miami Hurricane Ed Reed, with whom he shared an uncommon passion for studying the sport and excelling at it, follow him in 2019?
“You can’t replace him, you just can’t,” Newsome said. "We have not been looking for the next Ray Lewis because there will never be another one.”
“Life now, I don’t think it’s about what I did,” Ray Lewis said recently. “I think it’s about where I’m going."
While Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert and Lawrence Taylor had a great influence on the linebacker position in the NFL, Ray Lewis might have had the biggest of all.
A look at each season Ray Lewis played for the Ravens and the five years since he retired, culminating in his selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Eddie George, Jerome Bettis, Rashard Mendenhall and Darren Sproles might not want to read this, but here are 10 games that defined Ray Lewis' career.
In 17 seasons with the Ravens, the Hall of Fame middle linebacker amassed quite the collection of statistics and honors.
There was a power outage at Super Bowl XLVII, and not just when the Louisiana Superdome’s lights blacked out for 30 minutes shortly after halftime.
Before the induction ceremony in Canton on Aug. 4, get to know the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 with a career breakdown of each inductee.