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Ray Lewis III, the son of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, passed away at 28. The Coastal Carolina University football program confirmed the news of his death; where he played as a defensive back from 2013 to 2016.
Life and Career of Ray Lewis III
Ray Lewis III was born on August 15, 1992, in Florida. He was the son of Ray Lewis, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl champion linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Lewis III followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a football career.
He played high school football at Lake Mary Preparatory School in Florida, where he was a standout athlete. He rushed for over 1,500 yards and scored 26 touchdowns in his senior year, leading his team to the state championship game.
Ray Lewis III then enrolled at the University of Miami in 2012, where his father had played college football. However, he did not play any games for the Hurricanes and transferred to Coastal Carolina University in 2013.
Ray Lewis III was a defensive back and kick returner at Coastal Carolina. He was a key player for the Chanticleers and helped the team win the Big South Conference championship in 2014 and 2015.
The Tragic News
On June 6, 2021, Ray Lewis III was found dead in a drainage ditch in South Carolina. The cause of death has not been officially announced, but police are investigating the incident as a possible drowning.
The Coastal Carolina University football program released a statement expressing their condolences to the Lewis family. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ray Lewis III. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time,” the statement read.
Reactions to the News
The news of Ray Lewis III’s death has shocked the football community and fans of the sport. Many have taken to social media to express their condolences and share memories of the young athlete.
Ray Lewis, the father of Ray Lewis III, released a statement on his Twitter account, saying, “Today, I lost my son. RIP Ray Lewis III. Love you forever.”
Coastal Carolina University head football coach Jamey Chadwell also expressed his condolences, saying, “Ray was a great young man and a tremendous athlete. He will be
greatly missed by our football program and the entire Coastal Carolina community.”
The Baltimore Ravens, the team that Ray Lewis played for during his NFL career, also released a statement expressing their condolences. “Our hearts go out to Ray Lewis and his family. The loss of Ray Lewis III deeply saddens us, and we offer our condolences during this difficult time,” the statement read.
Legacy of Ray Lewis III
Ray Lewis III may not have achieved the same level of success as his father in football, but he was a talented athlete in his own right. He will be remembered for his contributions to the Coastal Carolina football program and his impact on his teammates and coaches.
His death is tragic for his family, friends, and the football community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
The news of Ray Lewis III’s death has shocked and saddened the football community. He was a talented athlete and a beloved Coastal Carolina football program member. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and teammates.
The cause of death has not been officially announced, but police are investigating the incident as a possible drowning. We will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information becomes available. RIP.