Following in his dad’s footsteps, Lewis III played as a running back when he attended Lake Mary Prep High School in Florida, before going on to play college football at the University of Miami, Coastal Carolina and Virginia Union.
He is one of six children fathered by footballer Lewis, who played with the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2012 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Ray Lewis III, the son of NFL legend Ray Lewis, has died at 28 years old. The tragic news was shared Thursday by Lewis III’s younger brother, Rashaan.
“Really can’t believe I’m even typing this but RIP big brother,”
Rashaan wrote in an Instagram story
“A true angel I pray your at peace now because [I know] how much you was rllyhurtin. I don’t and won’t ever have the words man cuz this pain right here…. I love you I love you I love you.
“Your niece gone miss you but she will hear about u over and over just watch over us all big bruh be our guardian I promise I’ll make you smile and proud [sic].”
Rahsaan didn’t share any details regarding Lewis III’s death, so it’s unclear exactly how or when the 28-year-old passed away.
Lewis III starred at running back at Lake Mary Prep in Florida, carrying the ball 190 times for 1,898 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior season.
Lewis III started his college career at his father’s alma mater, Miami (Fl.), before transferring to Coastal Carolina and later Virginia Union.
“Great young man and a better teammate. The entire Virginia Union University community is praying for the family as they deal with the loss of Ray,” Virginia Union’s head coach Diego Ryland told outlet.
“Ray was a tremendous young man who played with the spirit of a lion. He was a great asset to the Virginia Union family,” nark James, Lewis’ coach at Virginia Union told media.
Aside from football, Ray III was an aspiring rapper, dropping singles and music videos on his social media account over the past few years.