Ray Lewis will retire after Super Bowl

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SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 07: Inside linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a defensive stop against the San Francisco 49ers at Monster Park on October 7, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Baltimore won the game 9-7. (Photo by Allen Kee/Getty Images)

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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.

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