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Ron Baselice/The Dallas Morning News:

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis told the No More Excuses men’s conference at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church that he gained courage from his troubled childhood of living in the garage of his mom and abusive stepfather’s home.Fifty-two.

For former Super Bowl MVP and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, it was more than his jersey number.

Those two simple digits gained importance at age 10 when he used a deck of cards as part of a self-disciplining exercise during a troubled childhood living in the garage of his mother and stepfather’s home in Florida.

“I promised myself that I wouldn’t run from pain; I’d actually chase pain,” Lewis recalled Saturday as keynote speaker for the No More Excuses men’s conference at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church.

“I needed to feel what pain felt like, but I needed to feel me inflict my own pain,” he said.

The significance of those 52 cards?

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