Ray Lewis III, Son of NFL Legend, Dies at 28

Former college football player Ray Lewis III, son of Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, tragically passes away at 28.

The news was shared by his younger brother, Rahsaan Lewis, on social media yesterday, June 15. In a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, Rahsaan expressed his disbelief and referred to Ray III as his “big brother” and a “true angel.” The cause of Ray III’s death has not been disclosed until now.

Ray Lewis III had an impressive football career, starting at Lake Mary Prep High School in Florida as a running back. He then played college football for the University of Miami, Coastal Carolina, and Virginia Union. At the University of Miami, he began as a cornerback and later transferred to Coastal Carolina, where he contributed as a defender and kick returner. Ray III’s final college season was with Virginia Union in 2017, where he made notable contributions as a player. Mark James, his former coach at Virginia Union, expressed his condolences and described Ray III as a “great young man.”

Ray Lewis, the father of Ray Lewis III, is a renowned former football player who played for the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 2012. Throughout his career, Ray Lewis achieved remarkable milestones, including being a two-time Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl 35 MVP, two-time defensive player of the year, and a seven-time first-team All-Pro. In recognition of his achievements, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Ray III’s passing is a tragic loss for his family, friends, and the football community. The Virginia Union University community is offering prayers and support to his family during this difficult time. Ray III’s legacy extends beyond football; he was also an aspiring rapper who shared his music through social media.

Ray III is survived by his five siblings, including Rayshad Lewis, Ralin Lewis, Diaymon Lewis, and Kaitlin Lewis, who all expressed heartfelt condolences to their brother. The family is deeply saddened by his sudden departure and hopes that he has found peace.

Ray III’s football career had its ups and downs. After playing at Lake Mary Prep, he faced various challenges during his college journey. He transferred between different universities and faced legal issues. In 2016, Ray III was dismissed from Coastal Carolina University following an indictment by a South Carolina grand jury on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual assault. However, the charges were later dropped by law enforcement after a thorough investigation.

Despite the obstacles he encountered, Ray III persevered and continued his football career. He played indoor football for the Wyoming Mustangs in 2021. The Mustangs’ coach, Cedric Walker, expressed thanks for having Ray III on the team, hailing him as a fine man of character and a leader.

Ray III’s untimely passing has left a void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. His family, friends, and fans will remember him as a talented athlete, a caring brother, and a kind-hearted individual. As they mourn his loss, they find solace in the cherished memories they shared with Ray III.

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