Today in Sports History: September 14

In 2003, Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis set the NFL single-game rushing record when he ran for 295 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in the Ravens 33-13 victory over Cleveland. The fifth pick in the 2005 NFL draft, Lewis played nine seasons in the league; six seasons with the Ravens and three seasons with the Cleveland Browns. In his memorable 2003 season i, Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards (third-most all time) and scored 14 touchdowns. 

He was a key player in helping the Ravens win their first championship in Super Bowl XXXV when the Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7. Lewis rushed for 103 yards and scored a touchdown in the game. He is only the second rookie ever to rush for over 100 yards in a Super Bowl and, at age 21,  the youngest player to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Lewis’ list of accolades include being selected to the 2003 Pro Bowl, NFL rushing yards leader (2003), and NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2003). For his contributions to the Raven’s franchise, Lewis was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor in 2012.

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