Johnny Unitas is set to have some company outside M&T Stadium. The Baltimore Ravens are planning to build a statue of Ray Lewis, team owner Steve Biscotitti said on Thursday.
Lewis played the final game of his legendary 17-year career in Sunday’s Super Bowl victory over the 49ers. He was a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker.
Bisciotti was unsure of where the statue would be built or how long it would take,
“I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history,” Bisciotti said of Lewis, “and we will certainly look into it and I would not be surprised if there is one there in the next year or two.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Lewis is always welcome to visit and talk to the team but does not believe that the 17-year veteran has any intention of coaching.
Lewis’ son, Ray Lewis III, signed a letter of intent with Miami yesterday.