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Anthony Blevins
Assistant/Special Teams
College:
Alabama-Birmingham
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
5

Biography

Anthony Blevins enters his fifth 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 fifth 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.

During his time with the Cardinals, Blevins helped special teamer Justin Bethel get selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls (2013-15) after leading the team in special teams tackles each season. K Chandler Catanzaro 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 in 2014. In 2015, Catanzaro finished third in the NFL with 137 points, which also represents the second-highest single-season total in franchise history (140, Neil Rackers). Also in 2015, KR David Johnson had a 27.2 kick return average (5th in the NFL) and set a franchise record with his 108-yard kickoff return touchdown. 

In 2014, P Drew Butler tied for the NFL lead with 34 punts inside the 20-yard line, and in 2013, P 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.

Blevins 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.

He 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.

Blevins 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 earned a master’s in Instructional Technology. In the spring of 2016, he earned a PHD in Instructional Systems & Work Force Development from Mississippi State.  

Anthony Blevins Coaching Breakdown

Year              School/Team                      Position

2003–04         Meadowcreek H.S.              Secondary

2005–07         Mississippi State                 Graduate Assistant

2008              University of Tenn-Martin     Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator

2009–11         Tennessee State                  Special Teams/Cornerbacks

2012              Alabama-Birmingham           Cornerbacks

2013            ARIZONA CARDINALS        Coaching Assistant/Special Teams

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