Reporting Adam May
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Sunday marked Ray Lewis’ last home game at M&T Bank Stadium and his last time doing his signature dance out of the tunnel.
Adam May has a closer look at his final home game.
Ray Lewis led the pregame huddle one last time at home. He was surrounded by hundreds of homemade signs made by his adoring fans.
Even Joe Flacco joked about the special day.
“I actually told my wife last night, ‘Make sure you bring a video camera so you can sit up in your seat and capture it.’ She said, ‘What? What are you talking about? I’m not gonna bring a camera to the stadium and look like an idiot.’ I said, ‘You got a bag. Don’t you? You just stick it in there when you’re done,’” said Flacco.
At sports bars across the city, No. 52 jerseys were everywhere.
“He’s an inspiration to Baltimore. He truly is,” said one fan.
Lewis was humble about his stardom after the game.
“For me to come out here and represent my city and fans and teammates. You know, it got emotional for me to see my kids, to know I started something at 17 years old and now I’m here ending it,” said Lewis. “I started here and I ended here and there’s no greater reward.”
“I think it means a lot. You feel it right in here, at your core and the Baltimore fans are so proud of Ray Lewis,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Ray was drafted by the Ravens in 1996 and has played his entire career in Baltimore.
He is the last player remaining from the Ravens’ inaugural season.