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Former Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil retires

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Dumervil hold’s Baltimore’s franchise record for most sacks in a season

Baltimore Ravens v New Orleans Saints Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

After 12 years in the NFL, former Broncos, Ravens and 49ers linebacker Elvis Dumervil announced his retirement today.

Dumervil spent his first seven seasons with Denver after being drafted out of Louisville in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He joined Baltimore in 2013, signing a five-year deal worth $35 million. In 2014, Dumervil set the Ravens franchise record for most the sacks in a season with a whopping 17, a sack total he previously reached in 2009 with the Broncos. Dumervil and Terrell Suggs were among the league’s best pass rushing duo that year, combining for the most sacks in the league among two players and garnering the nickname “Doom and Sizzle.”

After two down years with only six sacks in 2015 and three in 2016, Baltimore released Dumervil following the 2016 season. He then signed with San Francisco for his final year, and he recorded 6.5 sacks. The 49ers declined to pick up the 2018 option for Dumervil’s contract, leading him to become a free agent.

Dumervil made five Pro Bowl appearances and finished his career with an astounding 105.5 sacks, 365 total tackles, 23 forced fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries and one interception. 26 of those sacks and two of his Pro Bowls came during his tenure in Baltimore.

Aside from his outstanding success on the field, Dumervil was also a large part of every community he went to, raising awareness, money and lending a helping hand. Dumervil worked with New Story charity in 2016, helping to build 58 homes for families in Haiti, his parents’ native country.

After a long and productive career, Dumervil will go down as one of the best pass rushers of his generation.