One of the longest-tenured players in Ravens history, Anthony Levine will call it a career after 10 seasons. The veteran defensive back and special-teamer announced his retirement Wednesday.
Levine has been a vital part of Baltimore’s special teams since joining the team in 2012. The 34-year-old role player played at least 70% of the Ravens’ special teams plays in eight of his 10 Baltimore seasons.
Originally a Packers UDFA in 2010, Levine was a practice squad player when Green Bay won the Super Bowl that season. He spent the 2011 campaign on Green Bay’s P-squad as well but landed with Baltimore for the 2012 season, seeing his first game action that year. Despite not beginning his Ravens run until his third year in the league, Levine is one of a handful of players to suit up for at least 10 seasons with the franchise. Levine’s 146 career games played ranks 11th in team history.
“He worked tirelessly to become one of the NFL’s best special teams players, and he could always be relied upon to contribute at a high level on defense – no matter the role he was asked to play,” John Harbaugh said. “Most importantly, Anthony is a terrific leader of men and someone who helped his teammates become the very best versions of themselves.”
Levine finished his career with 117 tackles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Levine will transition to a scouting role with the Ravens, who also plan to use him as an assistant coach.