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NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)-I have no proof.
But now, I think I know where Ray Lewis’ pre-game dance and gyrations come from.
He is a honorary members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Incorporated, a Black fraternal organization founded at Howard University on November 17,1911, who are known for their high-stepping, gold boot stump, Zulu inspired step routines.
“The organization asked me to be a part of it and it was a childhood dream of mine,” said Lewis, who became and honorary member in 2012.
Lewis, however isn’t the only one on the Baltimore Ravens representing the purple and gold of Omega Psi Phi.
Matter of fact, on the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, there are five other members of the fraternity.
They are wide-receiver/return specialist Jacoby Jones, who electrified the crowd in the Mercedes-Benz Super dome with his 108 yard kickoff return to start the second half, fullback Vonta Leach, who provided key blocks throughout the game for running back Ray Rice, 13-year NFL veteran, 6’4 334 pound offensive guard Bobbie Williams, who provided protection for QB Joe Flacco in the pocket, Ramon Harewood, a 6’6 334 pound guard from Morehouse College, Bryan Hall, a big mouth rookie defensive tackle from Arkansas State and General Manager Ozzie Newsome, an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the brain trust that build this Super Bowl Ravens team from the ground up.
Therefore, we salute the brothers of Omega Psi Phi for their excellence on the field and off as they continue their motto “Friendship is the Essential to the Soul.”
“It’s overwhelming how many bruhs I come across in the world,” Lewis told CBS Sports. “When you walk around and sometimes you think you’re by yourself and a bruh looks at you or they’ll say a certain thing. We know each other. It’s just an awesome feeling to know that you’re never by yourself.”