Ray Lewis watched his son score four TDs on Friday

October 11, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Thanks to the bye week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis got a chance last week to return home to Lakeland, Fla., where he watched his son, a junior running back and linebacker for Lake Mary Prep, play a game Friday night.

With his father in attendance, Ray Lewis III rushed for 236 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries and had 13 total tackles in a 34-29 loss to Lakeland Victory Christian. It was Lake Mary Prep’s first loss of the season.

Lewis III first gained national attention a year ago when he racked up 504 yards of total offense as a runner, returner, receiver and quarterback. According to Rivals, he is being recruited by -- surprise, surprise -- Miami.

A year ago, Tribune talked to the prep star about what it was like having an NFL superstar for a father.

"I don't think about what I have to accomplish because of who my father is," said Lewis III, whom The Orlando Sentinel reports is a 5-feet-8, 186 pounds. "I really don't let that stuff get to me. He is an NFL icon to a lot of people, but I don't look at him like 'Ray Lewis, celebrity.' I just go out there and play my game."

In six games this season, Lewis III has carried the ball 97 times for 1,181 yards and 18 touchdowns and has made seven catches for 162 yards and a touchdown. He is also one of Lake Mary Prep’s leading tacklers.

"I would like to follow in his footsteps,” Lewis III told The Baltimore Sun in 2010. “One day I do have a dream of going in the NFL, but I also have a dream of making a difference in people's lives outside the football field."

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