In a recent poll conducted by NBC and voted on by fans, Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis has been crowned as the most dominant non-quarterback NFL player of the 21st century.
Ray Lewis, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft, solidified his legacy as one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history.
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During his illustrious career with the Ravens, Lewis earned a staggering 13 Pro Bowl selections, along with 10 All-Pro honors. He was twice honored as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was a part of the 2000s All-Decade Team.
Lewis’s on-field brilliance was further highlighted by his role in leading the Ravens to two Super Bowl victories, one of which earned him the coveted Super Bowl MVP title in the 2000 season when the Ravens triumphed over the New York Giants.
Throughout his career, Ray Lewis accumulated a remarkable set of statistics, including 2,059 tackles, 31 interceptions, 41.5 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and an impressive 96 passes defended.
Ray Lewis retired from the game in 2012, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, achieving this honor in his very first year of eligibility.
This latest accolade, as the most dominant non-quarterback player of the 21st century, only adds to the list of achievements that make Ray Lewis a true legend in the world of football.