The most productive running back in
The Ravens will induct running back
"To go into the Ring of Honor, it just shows that I'll always be a Raven," Lewis said Tuesday afternoon.
Lewis rushed for 7,801 yards in his six seasons in a Ravens uniform, including a single-season team record 2,066 yards in 2003, when the Associated Press named him
“When I first came out of college,
Lewis, who retired following the 2009 season after playing three seasons for the Browns, will join Modell; former Ravens players Earnest Byner,
The plan to honor Lewis started to be put in place last fall.
Lewis attended a practice in Baltimore last season to discuss a business opportunity with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. "Steve has always been a good, good, good friend of mine and we always kept in touch after I left in Baltimore," Lewis said. And Bisciotti told Lewis that he deserved to be put in the Ring of Honor and that the Ravens wanted to do it sometime in 2012 (one of the team's primetime games seemed like an obvious choice).
Lewis said that before he left the practice, Bisciotti rounded up all the Ravens players to share the big news.
"It was a great honor to be introduced in front of a squad that was on a Super Bowl run at the time," he said.