Ray Lewis had 504 total yards of offense this weekend.
No, that's not a typo. It's just not the Ray Lewis you're thinking about.
Ray Lewis III, the son of the Ravens linebacker, posted a ridiculous stat line a few days ago for Lake Mary Prep High School in Florida, one which drew national attention.
Here's the breakdown: Lewis had 206 total yards and two touchdowns on punt returns, 101 total yards on kickoff returns, 104 yards rushing, 27 yards receiving, and 66 yards passing.
But that's not all; Ray also shares his dad's skills on the defensive side of the ball. He also tallied six tackles and a pass deflection in that same game.
That's a performance that made papa proud.
"It's funny, man, because my kids are putting pressure on me now," the elder Ray Lewis said yesterday. "I'm telling them, 'I'm getting ready to one day tailgate so I can chase y'all.' You know? But to listen to my son... My oldest boy had his game Friday night, and then my 10-year-old had his game Saturday, and both of them scored three times, and the text I get and the phone call I get is, 'It's your turn.' I'm like, 'Well, how do I show up 500 yards?' You can't show up 500 yards."
Ray III is apparently a legitimate Division I prospect, despite the fact that he still has two full years of high school ahead of him. He gets pointers from his dad, who says he watches game tape with his sons and breaks down the finer points of the game to them.
"I give them hard criticism even when I watch their films and watch the things they do on tape," Lewis said. "Whether it's the ball is in the wrong hand, whether you should have used a stiff-arm, whether you should have went outside, inside, whatever it is. And just to see the effort... I don't critique them to down them, but the effort is kind of what I always keep up with.
"And just to see what I saw on tape about what he did this last week, just his effort and his leadership on how he kept his team involved, there's no greater reward for a father than to see that, than to see your son."
Despite the tough schedule that his football life forces him to follow, Lewis says he tries to watch his kids play in person any chance he gets. Usually those opportunities come during the Ravens' bye weeks. When he is in attendance, Lewis doesn't exactly sit back, relax, and watch his sons from the top row of the stands.
"I'm not the parent that's going to sit back and be quiet," he says. "I'm the one that runs all the way. If you run 100 yards, I'm running 110. So, good thing."