Ray Lewis and Jim Harbaugh Have Interesting NFL History

Zach Brunner
Ray Lewis and Jim Harbaugh have an interesting NFL history.
Ray Lewis and Jim Harbaugh have an interesting NFL history. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Every once in awhile, there are players in sports whose careers become intertwined in some miraculous way, which creates for awesome storylines. A great example of this, which few are aware of, is with Ray Lewis and Jim Harbaugh.

Rewinding back to Oct. 13, 1996, the Baltimore Ravens faced off against the Indianapolis Colts. There was a young rookie linebacker in Lewis, playing his sixth game. Lining up at quarterback for the Colts was Harbaugh.

While Harbaugh and the Colts came out ahead on the scoreboard, winning 26-21, Lewis was able to get in the backfield, tallying the first sack of his career.

Sports often have a weird way of coming full circle. Whether it's destiny or circumstance, it can be an incredible thing to watch. On Feb. 3, 2013, Lewis played the final game of his career. Harbaugh had long been retired, moving on to his second career as a coach. Across from Lewis on the other sideline in that game was Harbaugh, the coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

While Harbaugh came away with the victory the first time around, it was Lewis that came out on top in his final game. Of course, this was on football's biggest stage, giving Lewis his second Super Bowl win.

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