The Baltimore Ravens will induct former running back Jamal Lewis into the teams prestigious Ring of Honor during their game next week against the Cleveland Browns.
“The reason why were able to win the Super Bowl in 2000 is because of Jamal Lewis,” Newsome said today at team headquarters to the media. “The reason we didn’t win it in 2001 is because Jamal got hurt and we weren’t able to replace him.”
The Ravens 2000 first-round draft pick from Tennessee holds the franchise’s record with 7,801 rushing yards and 45 touchdowns.
”This is where it all started,” said Lewis, as a running back, my dad always told me, ‘Be the hitter,’” Lewis added. “That’s kind of what always instilled in my work ethic. How I ran the ball was more of an intimidation factor. I’m not a big talker. I like to lead by example. I think I did that.”