With Super Bowl XLVII being Ravens legendary LB Ray Lewis's last career game of his 17 season career, it is time to look at his career stats.
Regular Season Stat Totals
Games Played: 228
Combined Tackles: 2,050
Total Tackles: 1,558
Tackles Assists: 492
Forced Fumbles: 19
Fumble Recoveries: 19
Interception Yards: 503 (16 yard average and 64 yard long)
Pass Deflections: 119
Postseason Stat Totals
Games Played: 21
Combined Tackles: 211
Total Tackles: 132
Forced Fumbles: 6
Fumble Recoveries: 1
Interception Yards: 54 (50 and 4 yard returns)
Pass Deflections: 14
Regular Season Career Highs
Games Played: 16 (8 times)
Combined Tackles: 183 (1997 season)
Total Tackles: 155 (1997 season)
Tackles Assists: 49 (2001 season)
Sacks: 5.0 (2006 season)
Forced Fumbles: 2 (6 times)
Fumble Recoveries: 3 (2000 and 2010)
Interceptions: 6 (2003)
Interception Yards: 115 (2001)
Touchdowns: 1 (3 times)
Pass Deflections: 13 (2003)
Postseason Career Highs
Combined Tackles: 51 (2012)
Total Tackles: 29 (2012)
Tackles Assists: 22 (2012)
Sacks: 1.0 (2009 and 2010)
Forced Fumbles: 3 (2001)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (2000)
Interceptions: 2 (2000)
Interception Yards: 54 (2000)
Touchdowns: 1 (2000)
Pass Deflections: 8 (2000)
13x Pro Bowler
7x AP first team All-Pro
3x AP second team All-Pro
2x AP Defensive Player of the Year (2000 and 2003)
2x AFC Champion (2000 and 2012)
2x Super Bowl Champion (XXXV and XLVII)
Super Bowl XXXV MVP
Record 13 Pro Bowls for a middle linebacker
Record 10 All-Pro selections for a middle linebacker
Record 10 All-Pro selections for a linebacker (tied with Lawrence Taylor)
Most games started at middle linebacker (227)
Most interception return yards for a middle linebacker (503)
Most seasons played at middle linebacker (17)
Most tackles in one postseason (51 in 2012)
Quickest player to reach 20 sacks and 20 interceptions (113 games)
Quickest player to reach 30 sacks and 30 interceptions (204 games)
Only player in NFL history with 40 sacks and 30 interceptions.
Second most takeaways by a linebacker in NFL history (50).
Lewis led the NFL in tackles 5 different seasons.
He had 11 seasons with at least 150 tackles.
Holds the Ravens franchise record for tackles in a game with 25 (9/14/97)
His first career sack was of Colts QB Jim Harbaugh, the brother of current Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers head coach in Super Bowl XLVII.
The quarterback that Lewis sacked the most was Kordell Stewart.
Lewis was on the cover of the video game "Madden NFL 2005."
Lewis won his 2 Super Bowls 12 years apart. This is the longest time in between wins in NFL history.
Only 3 Hall of Fame players have won the Super Bowl in their last career game. Lewis will be the 4th when he his elected.
Six players, including Lewis, have been named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year more than once.
The Ravens won 164 games since the drafting of Lewis with the 26th pick in the 1996 NFL Draft and the Ravens 2nd ever draft pick (Hall of Fame LT Jonathan Ogden went 4th overall).
Now the question remains, is Ray Lewis the best defensive player of all-time?