Lewis in 2008
|Date of birth:||May 15, 1975|
|Place of birth:||Bartow, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Lakeland (FL) Kathleen|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26|
|Baltimore Ravens (1996–2012)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2× Super Bowl champion (XXXV, XLVII) Super Bowl MVP (2000) 13× Pro Bowl (1997–2001, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011) 7× First-team All-Pro (1999–2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009) 3× Second-team All-Pro (1997, 1998, 2010) 2× NFL Defensive Player of Year (2000, 2003) 3× AFC Defensive Player Of The Year (2000, 2001, 2003) NFL 2000s All-Decade Team 2× First-team All-American (1994, 1995)|
|Career NFL statistics|
You have to find that place that is very quiet in your head, and anytime I read it, anytime I come across it, my Bible, the first Scripture in there is Psalms 91.
I like to see honesty out of people. People who are trustworthy. I like to see people who are involved with The Lord.
Even Rod Woodson will tell you his best year he had as a professional was when he was 36 years old. If you think about why, you're much wiser.
There's one secret to hitting hard, and that is to completely dedicate your body. That's the difference between a man going forward and a man going backward, no matter how big he is.
You got to be willing to walk in a storm. That's what I tell people all the time.
No matter the circumstances that you may be going through, just push through it.
I've got Pacman, Galaga, Galaxian, Daytona 500. Those are the games I grew up playing.
Every day, we've got to do something physical. It's mind, body and spirit.
And that's my honour, that's what my goal is, to always keep my mum's name ringing, because I know what sacrifices she went through for me.
You can talk about what you see from the outside; it's hard to tell me who I am when you're just looking at me with a football uniform on. That's a totally different person. That's my job, that's it.
I don't believe a thing about a curse. I don't understand how we can talk about a curse. You have to remember, God is blessed and man can't curse, no matter how hard they try.
If there's something in your life that you know needs changing, make sure you change it before God's got to change it. Because if God's got to change it, you ain't going to like it.
My mom calls me an older soul because, growing up, she taught me stuff real early. Now I spend most of my time chasing wisdom, chasing understanding.
I don't care where we're going; I'm gonna wear a suit all day, every day.
Because a football game is just sixty minutes, but I'm training six, seven hours in every day. So, going for sixty minutes becomes easy. More importantly, I think that your muscles mature and can move in all different directions.
I honor God that much in the way I play. That's why I never believe in getting tired. I don't even know what that word means.
Some people take certain things and they try to forget what that pain felt like. I don't. I take that same pain and I chase it every time I walk in a weight room.
Let me explain my job very simply: My job is to line up five, seven, 10 yards in front of a man and run into him at full speed.
With all the things I've been through, the No. 1 thing that I've learned is that we're supposed to help people through this world.
If you clean your body out so that it is not fighting against you, you rest better, think better and you're always light on your feet.