Ray Lewis soon will be enshrined into Canton’s NFL Hall of Fame. Who’s the presenter? Well it will be one of his daughters that will get the prestigious opportunity to present him at the enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on August 4th.
Lewis announced earlier today that his oldest daughter, Diaymon, will handle the honors. Only five daughters have previously served as presenters, according to the Hall of Fame.
Here is the Baltimore Suns official press release:
“Former Ravens great Ray Lewis has chosen his oldest daughter, Diaymon, to present him when he’s inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.
Lewis made the announcement through the Hall of Fame, which put out a video of the one-time Ravens middle linebacker explaining his choice.
“My presenter is someone that I trust with my legacy even after I’m gone,” Lewis said in the video. “That’s my oldest daughter. I raised her under me. She’s a female me. She’s driven. She’s inspirational. She’s wired right.”
The 2018 class also features Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard.
“I called her [and] I said, ‘I want you to do my Hall of Fame speech.’ You would have thought she already knew,” Lewis said in the video. “My daughter wrote up this [preview] of what she wanted me to see and you can’t read it as a father without getting emotional because she remembered everything that I taught her from her [childhood].”
with the Ravens and his last game was the team’s Super Bowl XLVII victory over the San Franciso 49ers following the 2012 regular season.
He’s considered one of the best defensive players of his generation and he was selected to 13 Pro Bowl teams, won two NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards and was the Most Valuable Player of Super BowlXXXV.