Lewis: 'One of the greatest accomplishments of my life'

Updated: May 8, 2006, 1:32 PM ET
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MIAMI -- Ray Lewis is headed to the Univeristy of Miami's Sports Hall of Fame.

And he's humbled.

Lewis
Lewis

"For me, man, it was something words can't adequately explain," he said in a Miami Herald story. "Oh my goodness. This is it. This is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Not to discredit other schools, but at the University of Miami, we know about greatness.

"I've been to the top of a lot of things, even the Super Bowl, but this is legendary."

Lewis will be inducted along with ex-Miami basketball coach Leonard Hamilton, former football players Ryan McNeil and Darrin Smith, shortstop Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox, track star Ron Thorne and track coach Amy Deem.

The induction is Monday night in Miami.

Lewis played at Miami from 1993-95, leading the team in tackles his final two seasons and barely missing out on winning the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker in 1995. He was the 26th pick in the NFL draft, going to Baltimore.

He earned a degree in business management at Miami in 2004.

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