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Ravens will erect statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium to honor Ray Lewis

Street Talk Ravens will erect statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium to honor Ray Lewis

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As Super Bowl Champions, the Ravens will open their season in Baltimore on Thursday Night Football. That night, fans will get their first taste of Baltimore Ravens football without Ray Lewis, a man who gave everything he had to the Ravens and the city of Baltimore.

If there were mountains in the city of Baltimore, Lewis’ face would surely join Johnny Unitas, Cal Ripken and Brooks Robinson on the Mount Rushmore of Baltimore sports. Given the landscape restrictions, the city and the Ravens will honor Lewis in a more traditional way.

Fresh off his first Super Bowl win as the majority owner of the Ravens, owner Steve Bisciotti addressed the media during his annual season review press conference. During the conference, Bisciotti was asked if a statue of Lewis may go up around M&T Bank Stadium to honor him.

“Yes, and the fact that you said, ‘Maybe,’ I’ll say, ‘Absolutely, maybe.'” Bisciotti said confidently. “Yes, we have to work that out. Where? And how long it takes? But, yes, I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history and we will certainly look into it.”

Lewis ends his 17-year professional career having only played for the Ravens. While a member of the franchise, he won two Super Bowls, was named to 13 Pro Bowls and was named Defensive Player of the Year twice, amongst many other accolades.

As for a timeframe for the statue project, Bisciotti has other important things to discuss first. One of the only negative things that comes with winning a Super Bowl is that you’re five weeks behind teams who ended their season after Week 17.

Bisciotti could only lend, “I would not be surprised if there was one in the next year or two.”

Given the contributions Lewis has made to the team and city, it’s likely that he’ll receive some of the same treatment the late Johnny Unitas received where a statue and plaza were dedicated to him outside of the stadium. Lewis will surely join the team’s Ring of Honor and will likely have his number retired as well.

With so many iconic poses that come to mind when you close your eyes and think about Ray Lewis, figuring out the design of the statue may be the hardest thing of all.

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Kris Jones

About Kris Jones

Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones


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