Ray Lewis III was the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis. He was 28 years like his father, Ray Lewis III, played college football at Miami. The younger Lewis played for Coastal Carolina and Division II Virginia after starting his career as a linebacker in his native Florida. The elder Lewis, now 48, was a star for the Ravens from 1996 to 2012, won Super Bowls in 2000 and 2003 and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2000.
Born-June 5, 1995
Death-June 15, 2023
Real Name-Raymond Anthony Lewis III
Lewis was the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis and Tatyana McCall. He played on the practice squad at his father’s alma mater, the University of Miami. He later transferred to Coastal Carolina and then Virginia Union. Lewis III’s father, Ray Lewis, was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Rays had Lewis, Diaymon Desiree Lewis, Rashaan Lewis, Kaitlin Lewis, and Ralin Lewis. He had a close relationship with his father and his siblings.
Ray Lewis III did not have a girlfriend at the time of his death, He also shared his love for music, fashion, and sports on social media.
Lewis III attended Lake Mary Prep HS, where he was a star football player. He played running back and defensive back and set several school records. He also excelled in academics and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Lewis III followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the University of Miami as a football recruit in 2014. He played two seasons at defensive end for the Hurricanes, but did not see much action on the field. He decided to transfer to Coastal Carolina in 2016, where he converted to running back. He played in seven games for the Chanticleers and rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
Lewis III then enrolled at Virginia Union, a division II school, where he played his final season of college football in 2018. He starred as a receiver and a kick returner for the Panthers, catching 17 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns.
Lewis III was not drafted by any NFL team after his college career. He tried out for several teams but did not make any rosters. He then signed with the Wyoming Mustangs of the Indoor Football Championship in 2020. He played wide receiver and defensive end for the Mustangs and scored four touchdowns in six games.
Lewis III played high school football at Lake Mary Preparatory School in Central Florida at Coastal Carolina, Lewis played 12 games and had 19 tackles as a cornerback, ESPN reported. Virginia Union had 37 tackles in 2017.
In 2016, he was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sexual activity after allegedly assaulting two women at a residence near the Coastal Carolina campus. He was cut from the team and later expelled from the university. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was later acquitted in 2018.
Net Worth 2023
Lewis III’s net worth was estimated to be around $500,000 at the time of his death. He earned most of his money from playing football and from endorsements.
Lewis III’s Cause Of Death
Lewis III, 28, died Wednesday after officers were called to a central Florida home and found him unconscious in a bedroom, the Casselberry Police Department said. This was reported by ESPN on Saturday.
According to the cable sports network, a person inside the apartment was trying to give Lewis CPR when police arrived.
According to the police report, Lewis was not breathing. Friends told police he was acting strange, but it was unclear if he was using drugs or alcohol, USA Today reported. According to the police report, one friend yelled, “He needs Narcan!”
The officer administered naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote, along with Narcan, WFTV reported, citing a police report.
“Evidence and witnesses indicate that this incident was a tragic accident,” police said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.
His younger brother Rashaan Lewis posted about his brother’s death on an Instagram story,
Ray Lewis III’s death shocked his family and friends, who paid tribute to him on social media. His father posted a video of him hugging his son on Twitter and wrote:
“My heart is broken today! I love you, son! Rest easy, my boy!” His brother Rashaan also posted a heartfelt message on Instagram: “Really can’t believe I’m even typing this but RIP big brother. A true angel, I pray [you’re] at peace now because [I know] how much you were [really] hurtin.”
Lewis III’s funeral was held on June 21, 2023, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. His father delivered an emotional eulogy and thanked everyone for their support and prayers.