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

Biography

Anthony Blevins enters his fourth 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 fourth 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 three seasons with the Cardinals, Blevins helped special teamer Justin Bethel get selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls after leading the team in special teams tackles each season. Kicker 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. Last season Catanzaro finished third in the NFL with 137 points, which also represents the second-highest single-season total in franchise history (140, Neil Rackers). Last season, kick returner David Johnson had a 27.2 kick return average (5th in the NFL) and also set a franchise record with his 108-yard kickoff return touchdown.

In 2014, 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.

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. This past spring, he earned a PHD in Instructional Systems & Work Force Development from Mississippi State.

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