Ray Lewis has had many struggles and triumphs during his time in the NFL. Soon he will get the chance at a storybook ending to his career as the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Will he complete his date with destiny, despite the 49ers being favored to take home the title? Will he be remembered as the greatest linebacker of all time? What do you want to see him do next? Vote on all things Ray below.
Lewis the leader
Ray Lewis, who missed the final 10 games of the regular season due to a triceps tear, made his return during the AFC wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts.
"Any time you trust in God, man can't tell you what you can't do," Ray Lewis said to Sal Paolantonio after beating the Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl.
Retirement for Ray
At the end of the regular season, Ray Lewis announced that this would be his last season in the NFL, stating that he would like to spend more time with his kids. It's been reported that he might join ESPN as an analyst.
Despite his on-field accomplishments, Ray Lewis' legacy may be forever tainted due to his involvement in a 2000 murder trial in which he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.
Simply the best
Ray Lewis has gone to 12 Pro Bowls, been voted NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV. Lawrence Taylor is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, went to ten Pro Bowls and ranked third on the NFL Network's list of the top 100 greatest NFL Players.
Out on top
A number of NFL players have said their farewells on the sport's biggest stage, but not all have ended their careers with a Super Bowl win.