BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Excitement is building. Thursday morning, a new statue will unveiled featuring a Baltimore legend. The Ray Lewis statue will stand outside M&T Bank Stadium and what it looks like is still a mystery.
Meghan McCorkell has more from the man who created it.
We’ve known for months that a Ray Lewis statue was coming but we still don’t know what it will look like—so Wednesday night, we pressed the artist for some answers.
For 17 years, Ray Lewis danced his way into the hearts of Ravens fans and now he’ll join the ranks of Babe Ruth, Brooks Robinson and Johnny Unitas as he is honored with his own statue.
“For 17 years, I gave everything I had. I left it all on the field,” Lewis said.
The statue—delivered to M&T Bank Wednesday morning—was created by local sculptor Frederick Kail, who also made the Unitas statue.
“That’s a humbling experience to have the opportunity to do both of them,” Kail said.
But what it shows is still shrouded in mystery. We pressed Kail for clues.
“I think it reflects what Ray gave to Baltimore and I think it reflects what Baltimore meant to him, as well,” he said.
At the Sport Shop at the Inner Harbor, everything Ray Lewis is still flying off the shelves, from jerseys to balls to pictures—all of it in high demand.
“When you’re talking about sports and you’re talking about iconic figures in the city of Baltimore, you’re talking about Ray Lewis,” said Xavier Dandridge, The Sport Shop.
Fans are thrilled to see what it looks like in a larger scale.
“Very excited to see that. Ray has been a big part of this city and this community for a long time,” one said.
Now the two-time Super Bowl champion will forever stand outside the stadium walls.
Ray Lewis will be there at 11 a.m. Thursday for the official unveiling of the new statue.
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