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Anthony Blevins
Assistant/Special Teams
College:
Alabama-Birmingham
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
3

Biography

Anthony Blevins enters his third season with the Cardinals after he joined the team as a coaching assistant/special teams on 2/14/13.

He came to the Cardinals after spending the 2012 season at his alma mater, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, as cornerbacks coach following three seasons at Tennessee State (2009-11) coaching special teams and cornerbacks. He also worked at the University of Tennessee-Martin in 2008 coaching cornerbacks while serving as recruiting coordinator.

Anthony Blevins enters his third season with the Cardinals after he joined the team as a coaching assistant/special teams on 2/14/13.

He came to the Cardinals after spending the 2012 season at his alma mater, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, as cornerbacks coach following three seasons at Tennessee State (2009-11) coaching special teams and cornerbacks. He also worked at the University of Tennessee-Martin in 2008 coaching cornerbacks while serving as recruiting coordinator.

Over the past two seasons with the Cardinals, Blevins helped special teamer Justin Bethel get selected to consecutive Pro Bowls after leading the team in special teams tackles in each season. In 2014, he coached rookie kicker Chandler Catanzaro as he tied the NFL record for the most consecutive field goals to begin a career (17) and established a new franchise rookie record with 114 points.

Last season, punter Drew Butler tied for the NFL lead with 34 punts inside the 20-yard line (Donnie Jones) and in 2013, punter Dave Zastudil tied for the NFL lead with 35 punts inside the 20-yard line and his 45.7-yard punting average ranked as the third-best single-season total in franchise history.

He was a part of the NFL’s minority summer coaching internship program with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011, the Cardinals in 2010 and the Chicago Bears in 2008.

Blevins was a three-year letter winner at UAB as a cornerback for the Blazers (1995-98). He played professionally for the Mobile Admirals of the Regional Football League (1999), the Birmingham Steeldogs of AFL2 (2000) and for the Birmingham Thunderbolts in the XFL from 2000-01.

He began his coaching career as the secondary coach and team community liaison at Meadowcreek (Gwinnett, GA) High School in 2003-04. From 2005-07 he served as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State, helping coach wide receivers and defensive backs for the Bulldogs while also assisting special teams.

A native of Birmingham, AL, Blevins graduated from UAB in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and also earned a master’s in Instructional Technology.

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