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Before his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, listen to Ray Lewis' best speeches

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Before his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement, listen to Ray Lewis' best speeches

Ray Lewis has been to known to give an inspirational speech from time to time.

Whether they were between the hash marks with the Ravens or at speaking engagements, the man knows how to get you going.

On Saturday, the Super Bowl XXXV MVP will give his most important speech yet when he's enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature speeches from Robert Brazile, Bobby Beathard, Jerry Kramer, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins and Randy Moss, culminating with Lewis, perhaps saving his best for last.

Lewis – who spent his entire 16-year career with the Ravens – will be the second player in the franchise's history to be immortalized in football history. The Ravens' first ever draft pick, Jonathan Ogden, was enshrined in 2013. 

Lewis' speeches are deeply rooted in his strong faith and the trials and tribulations he's experienced. Ahead of the special day, take a look back at some of No. 52s best speeches. 

"Baltimore, forever my city. I love you."

The 2012-13 season was declared "The Last Ride" by Lewis after deciding to call it a career after 16 years. It was a storybook ending as the Ravens brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore. However, Lewis couldn't officially retire without one last speech during the team's Super Bowl parade.

Pain creates greatness.

In this TedxYouth talk, Lewis preaches to embrace the pain and discomfort you are facing in life as it will turn into greatness. He describes the personal growth he experienced after playing through a torn bicep and the sacrifices you must make to reach great heights. 

Leave your mark.

In the Madden '13 intro, Lewis preaches that you must chase your legacy. Filmed at the end of his career, the 16-year vet reflects back on how he went from an undersized linebacker to one of the best in the game all by shaping his own destiny. 

How will you be remembered?

Lewis reminds us that every step we take while on this Earth will be accounted for, and in return we must always ask ourselves, "how will we be remembered?"

Effort is between you and you. 

In a pre-game speech to the Stanford Men's Basketball team back in 2013, Lewis teaches that your legacy is defined by effort. But more importantly, effort has nothing to do with anyone but you. 

Greatness is a lifestyle. 

Lewis spoke with the University of Southern California football team back in 2013 to preach that greatness is a lifestyle. He notes that your actions day in and day out should benefit whatever goal you are trying to reach. We are in control of everything in our lives but time, and how we use that time is crucial to our success. 

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

<em>This post has been updated with a correction to Hurst's injury status.</em>

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Some good news for Ravens fans: Despite reports earlier that a hamstring injury has left tight end Hayden Hurst 'questionable' to participate in training camp from Rotoworld, he said he's doing just fine. Hurst had hamstring issues previously but returned to practice. Last season, Hurst missed four games following foot surgery. After a previous version of this post was published, he tweeted that he is not questionable for camp. We regret the error. 

2. On "Good Morning Football," Maurice Jones-Drew called Earl Thomas the new Ed Reed. Jones-Drew says Thomas will have the biggest defensive impact on his new spot with the Ravens.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Aside from the battle at left guard, the Ravens also have a battle going on at wide receiver. 13 of the 90-man roster are wide receivers, and when asked who have been standouts at practice thus far, many said Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. 

2. Just for fun: The Ravens' team photographer Shawn Hubbard took these amazing portraits of the team that will get you hyped up for this season.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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