Future Hall-of-Fame linebacker Ray Lewis is the only player left from the Baltimore Ravens' last Super Bowl appearance, a 34-7 drubbing of the New York Giants to conclude the 2000 season. In fact, Lewis is one of only two players still active, the other being Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley, from a group of people that have gone on to do a little bit of everything.
Just like people from every other walk of life, the post-football story of the 2000 Baltimore Ravens includes triumph and tragedy. Rod Woodson and Jonathan Ogden went on to become members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Three players -- Jamal Lewis, Jermaine Lewis and Chris McAlister -- ran into legal trouble after their playing careers ended. And, most tragically, two players -- Chuck Evans and Orlando Bobo -- are no longer with us.
The rest of the roster includes nine players who ended up in the broadcasting business, including Trent Dilfer and Shannon Sharpe, and seven guys who became coaches at either the college or pro level. One player, Woodson, did both. Meanwhile, two others -- O.J. Brigance and Harry Swayne -- took front office jobs with the Ravens.
Finally, several former Ravens are making important contributions away from the game. Brigance, Priest Holmes and Patrick Johnson run successful charitable foundations. Peter Boulware took to the political scene, running for a spot in the Florida House of Representatives in 2008.
Which field will Lewis enter upon his retirement? Broadcasting is likely, but it isn't out of the realm of possibility for Lewis to one day roam the sidelines as a coach in some capacity.