Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been named to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team, chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame board of selectors. Lewis was the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV when the Ravens routed the Giants, 34-7, and he closed his career in Super Bowl XLVII when the Ravens defeated the 49ers, 34-31.
Here’s the entire team, chosen for best overall career performance in the Super Bowl:
QB – Joe Montana
RB – Franco Harris, Emmitt Smith
WR – Jerry Rice, Lynn Swann
TE – Jay Novacek
OT – Forrest Gregg, Art Shell
G – Larry Allen, Gene Upshaw
C – Mike Webster
DE – Charles Haley, Reggie White
DT – Joe Greene, Randy White
OLB – Jack Ham, Lawrence Taylor
ILB – Jack Lambert, Ray Lewis
CB – Mel Blount, Deion Sanders
S – Ronnie Lott, Jake Scott
K – Adam Vinatieri
KR, PR – Desmond Howard
P – Ray Guy
Not a bad lineup. And Lewis got more love for his Super Bowl performances from the Hall of Fame board than he did from his current employer, ESPN. A recent ESPN ranking which had Lewis at No. 39 among the top 50 players in the game’s history.
I'm sure Lewis agrees more with the Hall of Fame board's thinking.
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