Anthony Levine

Anthony Levine Sr. (born March 27, 1987) is an American football linebacker and safety for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tennessee State.

Anthony Levine Sr.
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Levine with the Ravens in 2013
No. 41 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born:March 27, 1987 (age 32)
Abbeville, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Reynolds
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
College:Tennessee State
Undrafted:2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:116
Sacks:4.0
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:15
Interceptions:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Levine spent the first 14 years of his life in Abbeville, Louisiana. Before high school, he moved to North Carolina where he played football, basketball, and track while he attended Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. Levine helped the Reynolds Track Team win the North Carolina State Championship his senior year.[1]

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Levine was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2010. Levine spent two seasons on the Packers' practice squad before being released during 2012 roster cuts.

Baltimore Ravens

Levine was signed to the Ravens' practice squad on September 3, 2012 and was promoted to the active roster on November 17. He was placed on injured reserve on November 26 after his first NFL game in which he recorded one special teams tackle.

In 2013, Levine played in all 16 games finishing second on the team with 11 special teams tackles.

In 2014, Levine played in all 16 games with three starts playing at both safety and cornerback recording 23 tackles and four passes defensed.

Levine signed a two-year $2.4 million contract extension with the Ravens on March 12, 2015.[2]

On March 10, 2017, Levine signed a three-year contract extension with the Ravens.[3] He played in all 16 games in 2017, recording 29 combined tackles, three pass deflections, and his first career interception.

In 2018, Levine played in all 16 games, recording 28 combined tackles, an interception, and a career-high eight pass deflections.

Personal life

Levine is the cousin of former NFL player Brandon Mitchell. He is the son of Christina Levine and Lawrence Brannon. Levine has three sisters: Alisio Levine (the former Miss Abbeville 2010), Cassie Brannon, and Angelle Brannon. He also has two brothers, Dwayne Levine and Wade Levine, both from Abbeville.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Abbeville native Levine returns home as Packer".VermillionToday.com
  2. ^ Wilson, Aaron (March 11, 2015). "Ravens re-sign defensive back Anthony Levine to two-year, $2.4 million deal, sources say". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Mink, Ryan (March 10, 2017). "Ravens Reach Three-Year Deal With Anthony Levine". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  4. ^ "Anthony Levine". Green Bay Packers. Archived from the original on February 25, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011.

External links

Media related to Anthony Levine at Wikimedia Commons

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2011 Green Bay Packers season

The 2011 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 93rd season overall and their 91st in the National Football League, and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team not only improved on their 10–6 record from a season earlier, they became just the sixth team in NFL history to win 15 games during the regular season. As of 2019, the 15–1 record stands as the best in team history. The Packers won their first 13 games of the season to extend their winning streak from the previous season to 19, the second-longest in NFL history behind the 21-game winning streak of the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004, and also tied the record for the best start to a season in NFC history that the New Orleans Saints had set in 2009. The only loss for the Packers during the regular season was a Week 15 defeat in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. They also became the first NFC North team to go undefeated in the division since the 1987 Chicago Bears.

Statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the Packers were, play for play, the best team in the NFL in 2011 (though they received the second-lowest rating for a number-1 team since the 1993 San Francisco 49ers). According to the site, the Packers' offense was historically prolific, ranking as the second-best pass offense and third-best total offense since they began calculating. Furthermore, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the fourth-most-prolific season, play by play, since calculations began and some have called it one of the most efficient seasons ever by a quarterback by setting the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season (122.5). The 2011 Packers are one of only five teams in NFL history to score 35 points or more nine times in a single season and one of only two teams to score 42 points or more in at least six games, the other being the 2013 Broncos. The Packers' 70 total touchdowns are tied with the 1984 Dolphins for the third-most touchdowns scored in a season, and their 51 total touchdown passes are tied with the 2004 Colts for second-most touchdown passes in a season. The defense was ranked last, 32nd, in the league in yards allowed and surrendered an NFL record 4,796 passing yards despite leading the league in interceptions, with 31.

With their record-setting offense, their 15–1 record, and their having home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, the Packers were aiming to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. However, the Packers instead became the first team to finish with at least 15 victories and not win a playoff game, as they were beaten in a shocking upset by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 37–20 at Lambeau Field. The Packers became just the sixth team to win 15 games in the regular season, joining the 1984 49ers, 1985 Bears, 1998 Vikings, 2004 Steelers and the 2007 Patriots, who finished the regular season undefeated at 16–0. The Packers became the fourth consecutive team with at least fifteen victories to fail to win the Super Bowl.

2014 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2014 Baltimore Ravens season was the franchise's 19th season in the National Football League and the seventh under head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens improved upon their 8-8 record from 2013, when they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Additionally, the Ravens scored a franchise record 409 points and quarterback Joe Flacco passed for a career-high 27 touchdowns and 3,986 yards.

The Ravens clinched the sixth seed in the AFC playoffs following their Week 17 win against the Browns. After winning the AFC Wild Card Game against their divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens were ultimately defeated in the AFC Divisional Round by the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, and had failed to upset them on the road for the first time since the Ravens' 2012 Super Bowl winning-season. Until 2018, this was the last time the Ravens made the playoffs, and was their first time doing so in the post-Ray Lewis era.

2016 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2016 season was the Baltimore Ravens' 21st season in the National Football League and the ninth under head coach John Harbaugh. With a week 12 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens improved upon their 5–11 record from 2015, finishing the season 8–8. Despite the improvement, the Ravens failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year after losing to the Steelers in Week 16. It was the first time the Ravens missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 2004–2005, and their first consecutive non-winning seasons since 1996–1999. They did, however, improve their position in the division, finishing in second place after finishing in third place for the previous three seasons.

2017 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2017 season was the Baltimore Ravens' 22nd in the National Football League and their 10th under head coach John Harbaugh. This was also the 10th season with Joe Flacco as the team's starting quarterback. The Ravens improved on the previous season's 8–8 record, but failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season by a last second touchdown in a 31–27 loss to the Bengals in Week 17.

2019 Baltimore Ravens season

The 2019 Baltimore Ravens season will be the franchise's 24th season in the National Football League (NFL) and the 12th under head coach John Harbaugh. This is the first season under general manager Eric DeCosta following the retirement of Ozzie Newsome. The Ravens will attempt to improve upon their 10–6 record from 2018 and return to the playoffs.

This will be the first time since 2002 and 2007 Baltimore Ravens seasons that Terrell Suggs and Joe Flacco aren't on the Ravens roster as Terrell Suggs signed with the Arizona Cardinals in Free Agency and quarterback Joe Flacco was traded to the Denver Broncos at the start of the new league year.

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