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The Best Baltimore Ravens Linebackers of All Time

Updated October 13, 2018 2.8k votes 447 voters 14.3k views25 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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  • 1

    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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  • 2

    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 played college...  more
  • 3
    155
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    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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  • 4

    Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 

    C.J. Mosley is an American football linebacker for the Alabama Crimson Tide....  more
  • 5
    118
    41

    Matt Judon

    Seasons: 2018, 2017

  • 6
    108
    43

    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 was...  more
  • 7
    98
    38

    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 is the...  more
  • 8
    73
    19

    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 football at...  more
  • 9

    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
  • 10
    69
    21

    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 the...  more
  • 11

    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
  • 12
    87
    46

    Patrick Onwuasor

    Seasons: 2018, 2017, 2016

  • 13

    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
  • 14

    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 for...  more
  • 15
    53
    24

    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 has...  more
  • 16

    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 University...  more
  • 17

    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 seasons....  more
  • 18
    31
    27

    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 fourth round of...  more
  • 19

    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
  • 20
    19
    22

    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 with...  more
  • 21
    21
    25

    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 2008...  more
  • 22
    19
    23

    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....  more
  • 23
    15
    22

    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 Mack...  more
  • 24
    15
    24

    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 played 11 seasons...  more
  • 25

    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