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CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 30: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 30, 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Ravens 13-7. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis will retire after Super Bowl

January 2, 2013

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.