January 28, 2013
Ray Lewis' first career sack victim: Jim Harbaugh
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis speaks during a news conference after the team's arrival for the NFL's Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 28, 2013. (REUTERS)

Ray Lewis remembers his first career sack vividly.

It was in his rookie season – 1996. Against the Indianapolis Colts.

The quarterback? Jim Harbaugh.

Yes, the same man who’s now head coach of the San Francisco 49ers – the team against which Lewis will end his brilliant 17-year career on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.

The sack of Harbaugh was the first of 41.5 in his career.

“How could I forget it?” he said Monday night, shortly after the Ravens arrived at their Warehouse District hotel.


“It’s one of those things that when you first come in as a rookie, you’re just running around – and I was just running around making plays. And when I sacked him, I remember getting up and doing this dance with my shoulders – shaking my shoulders.”

Two years later, Harbaugh was traded to the Ravens and became Lewis’ teammate for a season.

“I think he was exactly as he is as a coach. He’s a hard worker. He understands what he wants to get done. (And) he is


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