After announcing his retirement from the NFL during the playoffs, Ray Lewis has a follower in the person of his son. Ray Lewis III wants to be just like dad, committing to the same college (University of Miami) as his father and playing football like Ray II. A Senior in high school, Ray III has already made his mark in scoring 100 touchdowns and totaling around 9,000 yards.


Dad couldn’t be more proud of his son telling the press, “I always promised my son if he got a full ride on scholarship Daddy is going to be there, I can’t miss that. My children have made the ultimate sacrifice for their father for 17 years. I don’t want to see them do that no more. I’ve done what I wanted to do in this business, and now it’s my turn to give them something back.”

Ray III is ecstatic to hear that his dad, after several years of professional football playing and becoming recognized as one of the best linebackers of all time, is retiring from the league. “For me it means he’ll be around more to see my college games and be involved in my life even more and stuff like that,” said the up-and-coming star. “Many fans love him and might be disappointed about him retiring or whatever else they might be saying and different things like that, but to me he’s just dad. I don’t really look at him as this big athlete or this huge sports figure. To me, he’s just my dad.”

Ray Lewis has six children in all.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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