The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

49. Ray Lewis

Sport: Football
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2003 Defensive POY, 8x Pro Bowler, 4x All-Pro First Team
As impressive as Ray Lewis' career accolades are (rings, All Pros, and MVPs), his most amazing quality is his energy—dude's shown no signs of slowing down. Linebackers are paid to inflict punishment, but are often the ones who bear it. While Lewis has seen many of his contemporaries fall to slipped discs, torn ACLs, and concussions, Ray Ray has made eight of the last ten Pro Bowls and has forced more fumbles in the last five years of his career than he did in his first ten. Could he be getting better at 36 years-old? Probably not, but he's had an amazing ten-year run. Dude also gives one hell of a pre and post game speech.

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