Ravens longtime special-teams ace Anthony Levine Sr. announces retirement

Justin Fried
Ravens, Anthony Levine (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ravens, Anthony Levine (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens said goodbye to a longtime staple of the franchise on Wednesday. Well, sort of, at least. After 10 years in the NFL, safety and special-teams ace Anthony Levine Sr. announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Levine joined the team as an undrafted free agent after being released by the Green Bay Packers shortly prior to the start of the 2012 season. He would go on to spend the next decade serving as a vital piece of the Ravens’ special-teams puzzle.

Although Levine will no longer be taking the field on Sundays, he isn’t straying far from the game or the organization for that matter.

The Ravens announced that Levine would be transitioning into a “scouting and coaching assistant role” in 2022. After a decade with the franchise, Levine isn’t going anywhere.

Anthony Levine’s career with the Ravens was one for the history books

Affectionately dubbed Co-Cap, Levine had a long and storied career with the Ravens. He’s been the model of consistency, stability, and durability appearing in 15 or more games every year since 2013.

His 146 career games played rank 11th in franchise history, quite the achievement considering he didn’t become a regular part of the team until he was 26-years-old.

Head coach John Harbaugh spoke highly of his longtime special teams captain releasing the following statement.

"“Tough, smart, persistent and dependable, Anthony represents the very best of what it means to be a Raven. A relentless competitor and man of high character, Anthony poured every part of himself into the team.”"

Levine was always one of the most respected and beloved players in the Ravens’ locker room, and his attitude on and off the field helped establish himself as a fan favorite.

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From an undrafted rookie who was cut in three straight training camps by the Packers to a core special-teamer, locker-room leader, and key defensive reserve, Anthony Levine’s career is one to be celebrated.

Happy retirement, Co-Cap. Once a Raven, always a Raven.