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Ray Lewis from A to Z

A — All-Pro:

Ray Lewis

was named a first or second-team All-Pro 10 times, tied with

Lawrence Taylor

for tops among linebackers.

B — Boller: Some say Lewis would have won more

s in the 2000s if not for poor QB play from guys like Kyle Boller.

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C — Canton: Lewis is considered a lock to get a bronze bust in Canton and could be enshrined in the Hall of Fame as soon as 2018.

D — Deer antler spray: Lewis was dogged with questions about PEDs in deer antler spray leading up to his

sendoff.

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E —

Eddie George

: The battles between Lewis and this bruising

Tennessee Titans

back defined the bitter

Ravens

-Titans rivalry.

F — Fourth: Lewis, at 26th overall, was the fourth linebacker drafted in 1996, after

Kevin Hardy

,

John Mobley

and Reggie Brown.

G —

Roger Goodell

: The

NFL

commissioner recently told The Baltimore Sun that he will continue to use Lewis as a sounding board.

H — Hardware: Lewis won a Lombardi Trophy, two Defensive Player of the Year Awards, and was named

XXXV MVP.

I — Impact plays: Lewis recently became the only player in NFL history with at least 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in his career.

J — Jesus: Never shy about expressing his religious beliefs, Lewis is a devout Christian who has given back to the community.

K —

Kordell Stewart

: The former

Pittsburgh Steelers

scrambler was the quarterback that Lewis sacked the most in his career.

L — Lakeland: The linebacker's Florida hometown where he starred at football and was also a standout wrestler in high school.

M — Madden: Lewis was on the cover of the popular video game franchise, "Madden NFL 2005," when it was released in 2004.

N — New Orleans: The site of Lewis' last

XLVII

, which Lewis says will be the final game of his professional career.

O — Obstruction of justice: Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in connection to a double homicide in Atlanta in 2000.

P —

Pro Bowl

: In 17 seasons in the NFL, Lewis was selected to 13 Pro Bowls, which is the most all-time among linebackers.

Q — Lewis has long had an appreciation for wideout Anquan "Q" Boldin and he encouraged the Ravens to trade for him in 2010.

R — Ravens: The Ravens are the only franchise Lewis has ever suited up for, and he has been their emotional leader since 1996.

S —

s: Lewis made it to two,

XXXV in 2011 and Sunday's showdown against the San Francisco 49ers.

T — Television: Lewis has long had a desire to get into broadcasting after retiring, and he will reportedly join

ESPN

next season.

U — The U: Lewis brought the swagger of his college team, the University of Miami, to Baltimore when he was drafted in 1996.

V —

Vinny Testaverde

: Testaverde, who also went to Miami, was the Ravens' quarterback in Lewis' first two years in Baltimore.

W — Winning: Since Lewis and the Ravens arrived in Baltimore, they have 163 wins including playoffs — a .560 winning percentage.

X — X-rays: Lewis sidelined many ball-carriers with punishing hits, including Steelers running back

Rashard Mendenhall

in 2008.

Y — Yikes: Lewis had made 2,643 tackles before Sunday's

, which was by far the most among active NFL defenders.

Z — Zero: Zero points allowed by the Ravens D in

XXXV, the most dominating performance in

history.

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