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The first pro sack Ray Lewis ever made? On a quarterback named Jim Harbaugh

Jay Busbee
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Jim Harbaugh, Ray Lewis in the 1990s. (Getty Images)

Tired of every story about the Super Bowl being about Ray Lewis or a Harbaugh? You're in luck, because here's a story about Ray Lewis AND a Harbaugh!

[Related: Ravens' Ed Reed overshadowed by Ray Lewis' last hurrah]

Let's go all the way back to 1996, Week 7. The Oilers were still in Houston. Brett Favre was still a young quarterback for the Packers. The Patriots had pinned their hopes on Drew Bledsoe. And a 21-year-old kid out of The U, one of the rookies in the Baltimore Ravens' inaugural season, was lining up against the Indianapolis Colts.

Ray Lewis would get his first NFL sack that night, and the quarterback was none other than present-day 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. A couple years later, they'd be teammates, but on this day at least, Harbaugh became the answer to a trivia question. Still, he'd have the last laugh, leading the Colts to a 26-21 victory over the Ravens. Here, check some video:

Great find by Out of Bounds, which further notes that this was only one of 36 sacks Harbaugh suffered that year. Yeah, chances are this one doesn't stand out.

-Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at @jaybusbee.-

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