Former college football player Ray Lewis III, the beloved son of Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, tragically passed away at the age of 28, according to TMZ Sports.
Remembering Ray Lewis III
Ray Lewis III, following in his father’s footsteps, made a name for himself as a star running back at Lake Mary Prep H.S. in Florida. During his senior season, he showcased his exceptional skills by rushing for an impressive 1,898 yards and scoring 20 touchdowns.
Additionally, he displayed his versatility by contributing 676 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.
Continuing his football journey at the college level, Lewis III played for prominent teams such as the Miami Hurricanes, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, and Virginia Union Panthers. His talent and dedication earned him recognition and respect from teammates and coaches alike.
Virginia Union’s Heartfelt Remembrance
Diego Ryland, the Associate Head Coach at Virginia Union, expressed his sorrow over Lewis III’s passing, describing it as “very unfortunate.” He spoke highly of Lewis III, emphasizing his remarkable character and his impact as a teammate.
In a statement, Coach Ryland said, “Great young man and a better teammate. The entire Virginia Union University community is praying for the family as they deal with the loss of Ray.”
A Devastated Brother’s Farewell
Rahsaan Lewis, Ray Lewis III’s younger brother, shared the heartbreaking news of his sibling’s passing through a poignant tribute. Overwhelmed with grief, he expressed disbelief and immense pain in bidding farewell to his big brother.
With heavy emotion, Rahsaan wrote, “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 hurting. I don’t and won’t ever have the words, man, because of this pain right here.
I love you, I love you, I love you. He continued, promising to honor his brother’s memory, saying, “Your niece will miss you, but she will hear about you over and over. Just watch over us all, big bruh. Be our guardian. I promise I’ll make you smile and be proud.
Talented Athlete and Aspiring Musician
In addition to his football pursuits, Ray Lewis III was also a member of the Wyoming Mustangs in the Champions Indoor Football League. He displayed his passion for the game
while continuing to embrace opportunities to showcase his skills.
Moreover, Lewis III had aspirations in the music industry. His talents extended beyond the football field, highlighting his multifaceted nature and dedication to pursuing his dreams.
The loss of Ray Lewis III is a devastating blow to his family, friends, and the sports community at large. His memory will live on as a testament to his athletic prowess, his vibrant spirit, and the impact he made on those around him.