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The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.7k votes 332 voters 10.7k views 25 items

Big fan of Baltimore football? Then check out this list of Baltimore Ravens linebackers with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting linebacker from throughout Baltimore Ravens history, including current linebackers and past ones. An important part of the Baltimore defense, the LB position includes middle or inside linebackers and outside (strong side or weakside) linebackers. Featuring some of the greatest NFL linebackers of all time, the best Ravens LBs include Ray Lewis, Peter Boulware, Jarret Johnson, and Cornell Brown.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Baltimore Ravens starting LBs and backup LBs are Terrell Suggs, Tyus Bowser, Bam Bradley, Kamalei Correa, Matt Judon, Albert McClellan, C. J. Mosley, Za'Darius Smith, and Tim Williams. 

Who are the best linebackers in Baltimore Ravens history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Baltimore Ravens starting linebacker.

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Ray Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996

Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. (born May 15, 1975) is a former American football linebacker who played all of his 17-year professional career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League ...more

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Terrell Suggs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Terrell Raymonn Suggs (born October 11, 1982), nicknamed "T-Sizzle," is an American football outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more

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Peter Boulware is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Peter Boulware

Seasons: 2003, 2002 , 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Peter Nicholas Boulware (born December 18, 1974) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college ...more

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C.J. Mosley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

C.J. Mosley is an American football linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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Matt Judon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Matt Judon

Seasons: 2018, 2017

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Elvis Dumervil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Elvis Dumervil

Seasons: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Elvis Kool Dumervil (born January 19, 1984) is a former American football defensive end who played 12 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Louisville, where he ...more
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Jamie Sharper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Jamie Sharper

Seasons: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Harry James Sharper Jr. (born November 23, 1974) is a former American football player who played in the NFL from 1997 through 2005. He played college football at the University of Virginia. He ...more
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Jarret Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Jarret Webster Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He was drafted in the fourth round (109th ...more
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Daryl Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Daryl Smith

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013

Daryl Lamont Smith (born March 14, 1982) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Patrick Onwuasor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Patrick Onwuasor

Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

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Adalius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Adalius Donquail Thomas (; born July 18, 1977) is a former American football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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Bart Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons:  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Bartholomew Edward Scott (born August 18, 1980) is a former American football player and current radio personality. Scott was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven ...more
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Courtney Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Courtney Tremaine Upshaw (born December 13, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2012 NFL ...more
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Jameel McClain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Jameel Lashawn McClain (born July 25, 1985) is a former American football linebacker who is currently the Director of Player Engagement for the Baltimore Ravens. After playing college football ...more
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Zach Orr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Zach Orr
Zachary Orr (born June 9, 1992) is a former American football linebacker who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Texas and signed with ...more
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Albert McClellan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2012, 2011

Albert Jamal McClellan (born June 4, 1986) is an American football inside linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marshall ...more
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Dannell Ellerbe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Dannell Ellerbe

Seasons: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Dannell Antonio Ellerbe (born November 29, 1985) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and ...more
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Edgerton Hartwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Ed Hartwell
Edgerton "Ed" Hartwell II (born May 27, 1978) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Western Illinois and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the ...more
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Cornell Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997

Cornell Desmond Brown (born March 15, 1975) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. He played ...more
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Tavares Gooden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Tavares Gooden

Seasons: 2009

Tavares Gooden (born October 7, 1984) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the ...more
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Bernardo Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Bernardo Harris

Seasons: 2002

Bernardo Harris (born October 15, 1971) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He attended Chapel Hill High School, graduating in 1990. He was recruited by ...more
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Mike Croel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Mike Croel

Seasons: 1996

Michael Croel (born June 6, 1969) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League and the XFL.
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Tommy Polley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Tommy Polley

Seasons: 2005

Tommy William Polley (born January 18, 1978) is a former American football player who spent six seasons in the NFL. He originally played for the St. Louis Rams from 2001 to 2004 before signing ...more
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Mike Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time
Mike Caldwell

Seasons: 1996

Isaiah "Mike" Caldwell, Jr. (born August 31, 1971) is an American football coach who serves as the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and is formerly a linebacker who ...more
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Keith Goganious is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Seasons: 1996

Keith Lorenzo Goganious (born December 7, 1968) is a high school football coach. He served as head coach of the Bishop McNamara High School Varsity Football Team and Assistant Athletic Director ...more