The NFL announced its All-Pro team for the 2009 season on NFL.com, and the Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis was selected for the seventh time in his illustrious 14 year career. Lewis finished second in the inside linebacker voting to the San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis, who made it for the second time in his three NFL seasons. See the SB Nation story on the All-Pro team here.
Lewis is having one of his best seasons in his career, which is amazing after playing such a tough, physically demanding position for as long as he has. In the 2009 regular season, Lewis finished 5th in the league in total tackles (134) and has the most tackles in the playoffs (13) which started last week. In addition, Ray had three sacks, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles during the regular season.
Not bad for an aging 34 year old linebacker that all Ravens fans have repeatedly heard that he has "lost a step" and is not the same guy he was during the Ravens last trip to the Super Bowl in 2001. Oh by the way, Lewis was named the #1 inside LB on the All-Decade team by USA Today as well.
Congrats to Ray on his well deserved honors this season and throughout his entire career.