While many athletes figuratively ride off into the sunset at the end of their careers, Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker and showman Ray Lewis is taking things one step further this week.

“This is Sir Pointy Head,” said Lewis, referring to the elk he was riding Saturday evening as part of a promotional stunt to mark his retirement. “We couldn’t find a deer on such short notice…but his antlers are similar to the ones we used to harvest the topical spray that has held my body together since 2010.”

Lewis is hoping the extravagant stunt will cement his place in the minds of football fans, as well as Hall of Fame voters, for years to come.

“I was going to randomly stab people while I rode [Sir Pointy Head], but I thought that might be overkill, if you’ll pardon the expression.”