August 10, 2019 / 8:32 PM / 8 days ago

Former Ravens DB Webb announces retirement

FILE PHOTO: Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) and team mate Ray Lewis (R) dispute a call with the officials during the second half of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Baltimore, Maryland, September 23, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Longtime Baltimore Ravens defensive back Lardarius Webb retired Saturday at age 33.

Webb played cornerback and safety for nine seasons in Baltimore before sitting out the 2018 NFL season after being released by the Ravens that March.

He played in 127 regular season games (86 starts) and tallied 15 interceptions, five sacks and 480 tackles.

Webb thanked the Ravens for taking a chance on an undersized player in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Nicholls State.

“You all gave me an opportunity to show the world, to give other little kids that don’t have that size, might not be the fastest, to give them that hope, and say that they can do it‚” Webb said, per the Baltimore Sun. “Lardarius Webb did it. He was 160-some pounds. My thing was making kids believe. You all gave me an opportunity to let my light shine.”

Webb is the only player in Ravens history to return a punt, kickoff and interception for touchdowns.

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