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BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 13: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts to the crowd while being introduced before a game against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Divisional playoff game on January 13, 2007 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The Colts won 15-6. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Sportschrome/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis will retire after Super Bowl

On Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, Ray Lewis announced he will retire after 17 seasons to spend more time with his sons. On Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, Lewis helped lead the Ravens to a win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. The fearsome 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker symbolizes the NFL – not just the Ravens, says Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole, and is well known for his explosive personality.