With Ed Reed, now with the Texans, making a triumphant return to Baltimore to face the Ravens, the organization that used to employ both players honored one of the franchise's best at halftime Sunday.
That would be Ray Lewis, considered by many to be the best middle linebacker to ever play the game and who was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor Sunday.
"For 17 years, I gave everything I had,” Lewis told the crowd during the halftime ceremony. “I left it all on the field.”
It's been clear to Ravens coach John Harbaugh what Lewis has meant to his team.
“I don't think I need to describe what Ray means to the organization or to football and what he's come to mean in a lot of ways to anybody that follows football in our country,” Harbaugh said.
And Lewis' popularity, like usual, was evident Sunday when the crowd got to cheer Lewis and the fact his team won the Super Bowl title in his last career game.
“That's the only way you reflect on your career, is by how you impact the people,” Lewis said earlier this week.
The other ravens Ring of Honor members in attendance were Lenny Moore, Peter Boulware, Jonathan Ogden, Matt Stover, and Jamal Lewis.
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