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Career highlights: Ray Lewis
6-1, 250, 33 years old
Linebacker in his 13th season
Born: May 15, 1975; Bartow, Fla.
College: Miami (Fla.)
Drafted: 1996, 1st round (26th overall)
1996: The Ravens' second of two first-round picks in their inaugural season (the first was offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden). Led the team in tackles, averaging more than 10 a game.
1997: Led the NFL with 210 tackles and was named to Pro Bowl as "needs player."
1998: Voted to Pro Bowl. Again led team in tackles (154) despite missing nearly three games with an elbow injury.
1999: For the second time, led the NFL in tackles (198) and had three interceptions. Was a consensus All-Pro.
2000: Led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory over the New York Giants and was both the Super Bowl MVP and the NFL defensive MVP.
2001: For the third time in five seasons, led the NFL in tackles (196).
2002: Season abbreviated to five games due to a shoulder injury that snapped streak of 63 straight games. Finished with 85 tackles.
2003: Bounced back to become AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Led all linebackers with six interceptions (including a 29-yard touchdown against San Francisco) and again led the NFL in tackles, a career-high 225.
2004: For the third time, recorded at least 200 tackles to lead the NFL for a fifth time in that category and was named to a seventh Pro Bowl..
2005: Suffered second significant injury of career (torn hamstring) that limited him to six games.
2006: In a playoff loss to Indianapolis, had 23 tackles and three passes defensed. During regular season, had career-high five sacks.
2007: Went over 2,000 career tackles on way to ninth Pro Bowl.
2008: For first time since 2003, played in all 16 regular-season games and had 160 tackles, three interceptions and 3 1/2 sacks. Voted to his 10th Pro Bowl.