Members of the Baltimore Ravens respond to the announcement from Ray Lewis that he plans to retire following the completion of the 2013 NFL playoffs.
Longform: Ray Lewis, the influence of an athlete
The 37-year-old has spent the entirety of his career with the Ravens, which begin in 1996 when the team selected him with the No. 26 overall selection in the NFL Draft. In the eyes of many, Lewis is one of the key figures in establishing the Ravens in Baltimore after the team relocated from Cleveland.
Baltimore is Ray Lewis.
Had to watch Big Ray announce his retirement...it has been amazing to play with him...We need to take care of business for him and our city
It's amazing and it's sad all at the same time.