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Ravens Release Emotional Jimmy Smith Tribute Video After Retirement

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Baltimore Ravens released an emotional tribute video to Jimmy Smith on Monday after news of his retirement.
The Baltimore Ravens released an emotional tribute video to Jimmy Smith on Monday after news of his retirement. / (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Baltimore Ravens have seen a plethora of talented defenders walk through their doors over the years. One player who''ll be remembered is Jimmy Smith, a staple in the Baltimore secondary for 11 seasons and key part of the Super Bowl-winning squad in 2012.

On Monday, Smith officially announced his retirement from the NFL, and the Ravens posted an emotional tribute video to celebrate him.

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Smith says in the opening of the video that it's "surreal" to actually be at the point of retirement after joking about this moment throughout his career. It then transitions into a look at Smith's highlights over the years accompanied by a piano score that will make any Ravens fan's eyes get watery.

The Super Bowl winner then concludes the video by saying his heart was always in Baltimore, so the decision to retire "wasn't as difficult" as he thought it'd be.

This mix is the perfect way to send Smith off into the next part of his life. He consistently made plays for the Ravens over his career, racking up 14 interceptions (including two pick-sixes) and 74 passes defended from 2011-2021. He also played all 128 career games with the same team, which is a truly special feat in today's age.

Baltimore will miss the 34-year-old's veteran presence, leadership and dependability. But as this video shows, at least he's leaving the fans with plenty of memories.

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