Who is Ray Lewis?
The reputed American professional footballer who is well known to all with his nickname “Sugar“, is Ray Lewis. As a linebacker, he spent a total of 17 years in the National Football League (NFL), wearing the jersey of the Baltimore Ravens. He spent his college life with the Miami Hurricanes, where he achieved the honor of All-America honors. Let’s know about this Hall of Famer.
“I saw all of it, but the only thing that kept me around it was my effort.”- Ray Lewis.
Ray Lewis Net Worth- $30 million
Many NFL players became millionaires as a result of lucrative contracts with NFL teams while playing in the league. Ray Lewis is also a millionaire by signing several contracts. Ray Lewis’s net worth is $30252000 now. His yearly salary earnings are $3.5 million.
Full Biography: Family, Wife, Kids, NFL Career, and Records
Ray Lewis was born on May 15, 1975, in Bartow, Florida. His full name is Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. He is the son of his father, Elbert Ray Jackson, and his mother, Sunseria. He has three sisters. They are Lakeisha Jenkins, Laquesha Jenkins, and Kadaja Holloway. He has a brother named Keon Lattimore. His brother is a professional football player. As a linebacker, he played in the National Football League (NFL).
|Full Name:||Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr.|
|Father Name:||Elbert Ray Jackson|
|Sisters:||Lakeisha Jenkins, Laquesha Jenkins, and Kadaja Holloway|
|School:||Kathleen Senior High School|
|College:||University of Miami|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inch|
|Current Age:||47 Years|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
He finished his school life at Kathleen Senior High School in Lakeland, Florida. At the University of Miami (UM) in Coral Gables, Florida, he completed his college life. During his studies at this college, he played for the Miami Hurricanes football team.
In the 1996 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens took Ray Lewis 26th overall in the 1st round. He played his entire NFL career with this team from 1996 to 2012.
“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between you and you.”- Ray Lewis.
Ray Lewis earned lots of awards, titles, recognition, and records in his professional life. He was the golden member of the team that won the Super Bowl championships of XXXV and XLVII. Ray received the honor of being the Super Bowl MVP in XXXV. He became the NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 2000 and 2003. For his glorious career, the name of this man was inserted into the Hall of Fame as a player in 2018. He was in the First-Team All-Pro seven times, from 1999 to 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2009.
“Whatever the majority of people were doing, I found myself doing the opposite. I wanted to chase something great.”- Ray Lewis.
He was named Second-Team All-Pro three times, in 1997, 1998, and 2010. Of the thirteen times he won the Pro Bowl from 1997 to 2001, he won in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2011. He became the NFL tackles leader in 1997, 1999, and 2001 for the first three times. He made his way to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. This man was a member of the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He received the Baltimore Ravens’ Ring of Honor. He was named to the first-team All-American team twice, in 1994 and 1995.
Stats NFL records
In the arena of the NFL, he appeared in 228 games. The NFL career statistics of this man are: tackles: 2059, sacks: 41.5, pass deflections: 67, interceptions: 31, forced fumbles: 17, fumble recoveries: 20, defensive touchdowns: 3, AV 224, Solo 1568, FF 1939.
- Tackles: 2,059
- Solo tackles: 1,568
- Solo tackles in a season: 156
The personal life of Ray Lewis is linked with several women. He dated several women but never married one. According to many sources, he dated a total of eight women.
He dated Tatyana McCall, who is the mother of his three children. He dated him for almost 20 years. Early in the 1990s, they first met Tatyana at the University of Miami. They welcomed their first kid in 1995, and two more followed in the years that followed.
He had an affair with Kimberlie Arnold. He first met her at the University of Miami. She had been dating him since September 1994, when she first met him in psychology class, for around nine months.
“We already know what yesterday has got for us. It’s already gone. Tomorrow, is too far away. What about right now?”- Ray Lewis.
He dated Sharnika Kelly in the 1990s. She became the mother of his son, Ralin Lewis, in 2001. In 1997, he had a brief romantic relationship with Towana Denise Poe. He was also linked with another woman, Anna Burns.
He allegedly dated Juliana Childress in 2012, and the two allegedly wed in 2013. Some reports say that he was dating businesswoman Nausicaa after being seen in her art gallery in 2021.
He is the father of six children. Ray Lewis III was born on June 4, 1995; Rayshad Lewis on February 17, 1998; Rashaan Lewis on August 11, 2000; Ralin Lewis on August 23, 1998; and two daughters, Kaitlin Lewis in 1996 and Daymon Desiree Lewis, on August 23, 1998.
His son, Ray Lewis III, played collegiate football at the University of Miami and then at Coastal Carolina. After graduating from high school, his other son, Rayshad Lewis, committed to Utah State.
Ray Lewis played on the field of football, wearing jersey number 52. He played for his NFL team as a middle linebacker. This man stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 240 pounds. The age of this man is now 47 years old.
“Bottom line, your body is a temple, and you have to treat it that way. That’s how God designed it.”- Ray Lewis.