Miami Hurricanes News: Ray Lewis’ son dies, Hoops addition

Nov 2, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 2, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports /

Ray Lewis III, the son of Miami Hurricanes legend Ray has passed away according to another son Rahsaan. The Miami basketball program has signed French national Paul Djobet as officially announced by the Hurricanes’ athletic department on Friday. Three Miami football legends will be Ring of Fame, inductees.

No cause of death has been determined for Lewis nor have any circumstances been released in the death of Lewis III. Rahsaan stated in an Instagram post that “Really can’t believe I’m even typing this but RIP big brother…A true angel I pray (you’re) at peace now because ik how much you was…hurtin…I love you I love you I love you.”

Ray Lewis III was a running back at Miami in 2013, a cornerback at Coastal Carolina and at Division III and HBCU Virginia Union. Lewis III redshirted in his one season with the Miami Hurricanes. Rahsaan Lewis was a defensive back and wide receiver at Central Florida, Florida Atlantic and Kentucky.

Djobet is a 6’7 and 193-pound guard originally from Lille, France. Djobet currently attends West Oaks Academy in Orlando after initially attending Solid Rock Academy in Riverdale, Georgia, Djobet was most recently at West Oaks Academy in Orlando. Djobet averaged 17.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in 2022-23.

Djobet is the third member of the 2023 Miami class. Miami previously signed 6’9 and 240-pound center Michael Nwoko from Prolific Prep in Napa, California and 6’6 and 196-pound shooting guard Kyshawn George from Switzerland. Nwoko is a Canadian national. The Miami class ranks 55th nationally.

National championship head coaches Dennis Erickson and Jimmy Johnson and All-America running back Chuck Foreman have been selected to the football program’s Ring of Honor Class of 2023 per MiamiHurricanes.Com on Friday. All three Miami football legends have previously been inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Johnson led the Miami football team to the second National Championship in program history in 1987. Erickson succeeded Johnson and led Miami to a National Championship in 1989 in his first season and a share of the title in 1991. Erickson is the only Miami Football Coach to win two National Championships.

Foreman played for Miami from 1970-72, finishing with 1,631 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns with 3,365 all-purpose yards. As a senior Foreman was named a first-team All-American. Foreman earned five Pro Bowl berths in seven seasons in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots.

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Erickson, Foreman and Johnson will be inducted at halftime in the Miami game versus Clemson on Saturday, October 21. Clemson will be one of the marquee games of the 2023 Miami football season. Erickson and Johnson are in the College Football Hall of Fame. Johnson was the first coach to win championships in college and the NFL.