NFL Hall of Famers Ray Lewis’ Son, Ray Lewis IIIAccording to TMZ, he passed away at the age of 28.
Lewis III’s younger brother, Rashaan, confirmed his death in a social media post on Thursday.
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“I really can’t believe I’m even typing this but RIP big bro,” Rashaan wrote in an Instagram Story. ”
A true angel, I pray that you are at peace now because I [I know] how much it really hurt you.”
Rashaan continued, “I can’t and won’t ever be at a loss for words, man, because of this pain right here…” I love you, I love you, I love you.”
“Your niece missed you, but she will always hear from you. Just take care of us all, big brother, be our protector. I promise I’ll make you smile and proud.”
However, details of his cause of death were not released as of Friday.
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Lewis III was a star running back at Lake Mary Prep in Florida. According to his Coastal Carolina University Athletics profile, he carried the ball 190 times for 1,898 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior year alone.
He played for his father’s alma mater before moving to Coastal Carolina and eventually Virginia Union. Lewis III also appeared in seven games for the Wyoming Mustangs of the Champions Indoor Football League during the 2021–22 season.
“Great young man and a better teammate. “The entire Virginia Union University community is praying for the family as they come to terms with the loss of Ray,” Virginia Union head coach Diego Ryland told TMZ.
Sending prayers for Ray Lewis and his family following the passing of his son. Ray Lewis III was only 28 years old. pic.twitter.com/nW6MDntzMZ
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 16, 2023
Meanwhile, Lewis’ Virginia Union coach Mark James told the Baltimore Sun that he was “playing with the spirit of a lion”.
“Ray was a great young man who played with the spirit of a lion. He was a great addition to the Virginia Union family… (and)
will always be a panther. God bless his family.”
Lewis III was the son of former NFL player and great two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis. The elder Lewis was middle linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens throughout his 17-year league career.
The Shadow Room previously reported in 2016 that Lewis III was accused of sexually abusing two women in an apartment complex near the Coastal Carolina University campus.
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