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Ray Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis, dead at 28

Ray Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis, dead at 28
Ray Lewis III, son of former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis, dead at 28 00:28

BALTIMORE -- Ray Lewis III, son of two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis, has died, according to his younger brother. He was 28. 

Rahsaan Lewis revealed in an Instagram post on Thursday that his brother had died.  

"Really can't believe I'm even typing this but RIP big brother 🕊️ ," he said. "A true angel I pray your at peace now because ik how much you was rlly hurtin 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 💗😭 💔"

The details surrounding his death were not immediately clear. 

Lewis III played at the college level as a running back for the Miami Hurricanes, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and Virginia Union Panthers.

His coach at Virginia Union, Mark James, said he learned of his former player's death through family and social media. "He was a great kid. He played hard and it was a pleasure knowing him," James told The Associated Press by phone Friday.

Lewis played cornerback at his father's alma mater, Miami, for two seasons without getting in a game before transferring to Coastal Carolina in 2015.

Lewis finished his career at Virginia Union, where James remembered him as a level-headed young man who worked hard and never acted like he was above others due to his father's success as an NFL standout and Pro Football Hall of Famer.

"I think by the time we got him, he was ready for the business of going to school and finishing and playing football and being an impact (player)," James said. "He was a hard worker."

At Coastal Carolina, Lewis played 12 games at cornerback with 19 tackles. He had 37 tackles for Virginia Union in 2017.

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