The son of Ray Lewis, an NFL Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis III, reportedly passed away at the age of 28. His death’s specifics weren’t made public right away. One of the best defensive players to ever play in the NFL is Lewis. He played in 13 Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls with the Baltimore Ravens. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on the first vote in 2018 and maintains multiple NFL records for tackles.
Three of his four sons joined him in the football industry. Rahsaan played for the UFC, FAU, Kentucky, and most recently Georgia Southern. Meanwhile, Rayshard played for Kentucky, Maryland, and Utah State. Rayshard appears to have temporarily stopped playing football, although Rahsaan is still a college student. However, Lewis III was the eldest son of Lewis and the first to play football.
Ray Lewis III Dies At 28
Send a prayer up for Ray Lewis and his family after the passing of his son. Ray Lewis III was only 28 years old. pic.twitter.com/nW6MDntzMZ
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 16, 2023
Ray Lewis III followed his father into the world of football. Playing running back, he was a standout for Lake Mary Prep, racking up 1898 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior year. He committed to his father’s alma mater, the University of Miami. He transitioned to cornerback before transferring from Miami to Coastal Carolina. However, he was removed from the team in 2016 after being indicted on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual assault. However, the charges were later dropped.
Lewis III finished his collegiate career at Virginia Union, a Division II HBCU. While Lewis III didn’t have the chance to follow his father to the NFL, he sought to keep his football dreams alive. In 2021, he played for the Wyoming Mustangs of Champions Indoor Football. Many have expressed their sadness at his passing. Diego Ryland, associate head coach at Virginia Union, called him a “Great young man and a better teammate.” Rashaan shared his thoughts on his brother’s passing on Instgram. “Really can’t believe I’m evening typings this but RIP big brother 🕊 💫. A true angel. I pray you’re at peace now because I know how much you [were] really hurting. I don’t and I won’t ever have the words man, ’cause this pain right here…I love you, I love you, I love you 💫 ❤️.”