Ray Lewis
Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis

"I've never seen anybody more hyped than him at the beginning of the game." - Keenan Thompson
Keenan Thompson
by Keenan Thompson

Ravens Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Lewis, one of the best defensive players in NFL history, never lacked for intensity or words. Wearing a black skullcap, Lewis – whose entrances from locker room tunnel often involved elaborate, war-like dances – was a huge hitter and trash talker whose inspirational speeches to his team resembled a military commander’s address to the troops. Over his 17-year pro career, Lewis’ statistics and accolades were mind-boggling: 12 Pro Bowls, 2-time Defensive Player of the Year, 2 Super Bowl titles with the Ravens, and he's the only player with over 40 sacks and 30 interceptions. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Lewis, who was the 26th overall pick in the 1996 Draft out of Miami, is 1 of 2 players to win Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP in the same season. His reputation was tarnished, however, in 2000 when Lewis was involved in a fight that resulted in two stabbing deaths. Lewis was charged with murder, which was dismissed, but pled guilty to obstruction of justice and given probation. Since his retirement, he has been an NFL analyst, wrote a NY Times best-selling memoir, and participated on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Keenan Thompson
Keenan Thompson is a comedian and actor who is a longtime cast member of Saturday Night Live. He appeared in the Nickelodeon show All That and the movies Mighty Ducks 2 and 3, Barbershop 2, Fat Albert 2004, Good Burger, and Snakes on a Plane. An Atlanta native, he watched Falcons games in his youth with his father and brother – and has remained a loyal and avid fan despite much suffering and heartbreak.
Place of Birth:
Atlanta, GA
Preferred Team:
Atlanta Falcons