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Ray Lewis through the years: A look at the Hall of Famer's career on and off the field

Ray Lewis through the years: A look at the Hall of Famer's career on and off the field

Ray Lewis was the Ravens’ second pick in the first round in the 1996 NFL draft after Jonathan Ogden. Perhaps it’s fitting that Ogden was the first Raven to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the second will be Lewis. Here is a look at Lewis’ 17-year career and the five years since he retired:

1996

Off field: April 20, the Ravens select Lewis with the 26th overall pick, the team’s second in the first round. Lewis, undersized at 6 feet 1, 235 pounds, is considered something of a consolation prize after the Ravens miss out on Illinois linebacker Kevin Hardy (out of the league since 2004) at the top of the first round. But Ravens coach Ted...

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