Ray Lewis hadn't played for the Baltimore Ravens since October. After announcing his impending retirement last week, the star linebacker played his final home game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts during the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.
He put on quite a show for the crowd at M&T Stadium, showing no ill effects from his triceps injury by registering a game-high 13 tackles.
But even with the Ravens already having punched their ticket to the next round of the playoffs, holding a 24-9 lead and the ball with 43 seconds remaining, Lewis wasn't done in Baltimore yet. With just one more snap needed and the offense lined up in victory formation, the two-time defensive player of the year walked onto the field and lined up alone in the backfield.