Raymond Lewis Jr. is a former professional football player. He played college football for the Miami Hurricanes, and earned All-America honors.
Lewis was a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens for his entire 17-year NFL career. Lewis was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, In 2001, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year and led the Ravens' record-setting defense to victory in Super Bowl XXXV. Lewis also became the second linebacker to win a Super Bowl MVP, and the first to win the award on the winning Super Bowl team. Lewis won his second DPOY in 2003, becoming the sixth player to win the award multiple times. After a triceps tear that sidelined him for most of the 2012–13 season, Lewis returned for the Ravens' playoff run and earned his second Super Bowl victory in his final NFL game. He was a 13-time Pro Bowler, a 10-time All-Pro, and one of the few players in NFL history to play in a Pro Bowl in three different decades (1990s, 2000s, and 2010s).
On February 3, 2018, the fifth anniversary of his final game, Lewis was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility .Due to his numerous accolades and prodigious football play, Lewis is considered to be one of the greatest middle linebackers in NFL history, and the greatest Baltimore Raven of all time.