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Jimmy Smith officially announces retirement after 11 seasons with Ravens

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(Jimmy Smith, Eric DeCosta, John Harbaugh meet with reporters in Owings Mills on Monday afternoon.)


Here are several key notes about Smith’s notable 11-year playing career – all with the Ravens:

  • Smith appeared in 128 regular season games (90 starts), ranking No. 18 on the franchise’s all-time games played list. He saw action in the third-most games ever among Ravens defensive backs, trailing only S Ed Reed (160) and CB Chris McAlister (135).
  • A member of Baltimore’s 2012 Super Bowl XLVII Championship team, Smith also played in 10 postseason contests for a total of 138 career games in a Ravens’ uniform. He helped lead Baltimore to six postseason berths during his career.
  • Smith recorded 369 total tackles, 14 interceptions, 74 passes defensed, three defensive touchdowns, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He owns the fifth-most tackles among defensive backs in franchise history (S Ed Reed – 661, CB Chris McAlister – 490, DB Lardarius Webb – 473 & S Dawan Landry – 387).
  • Smith is one of only six Ravens – with a minimum of 10 years served – to play their entire career in Baltimore: LB Ray Lewis – 17 seasons, P Sam Koch – 16, G Marshal Yanda – 13, T Jonathan Ogden – 12 & Reed – 11.
  • Smith ranks in the Top 10 on several franchise career charts, including defensive touchdowns (tied for No. 4), passes defensed (No. 5), interceptions (No. 7), solo tackles (No. 8) and interception return yards (No. 10). His passes defensed and interceptions place him third and fifth, respectively, among players from his 2011 draft class.
  • During the 2012 postseason, Smith tallied three tackles and two passes defensed, including a clutch pass breakup in Super Bowl XLVII’s final goal-line stand to help seal Baltimore’s second world championship.
  • In Baltimore’s 2018 AFC North Division-clinching title game, Smith registered a single-game career-best two interceptions and totaled a game-high three passes defensed.
  • During Smith’s time as a Raven (2011-21), Baltimore’s defense allowed the NFL’s second-fewest yards (326.0) and third-fewest points (20.1) per game.
  • Originally selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith is a Fontana, Calif., native who attended the University of Colorado.
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