Anthony Levine provided the winning score for the Baltimore Ravens in Saturday's 19-18 preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts when he intercepted Stephen Morris and returned the failed two-point conversion 95 yards for the score.
As soon as Levine reached the Lucas Oil Stadium end zone, he twice held up two fingers and then his entire hand to the crowd. It signified "25," the jersey number of cornerback Tray Walker, who died in March of injuries sustained in a motorbike accident.
Levine then knelt in the end zone, bowed his head, made the sign of the cross and pointed to the sky.
"That's for Tray. RIP Tray," said Levine, who keeps a picture of Walker in his locker. "Every time I go out there, I think about Tray."
After the Colts jumped ahead 18-17 with 3 minutes, 54 seconds left in the game, Levine made an error by jumping offside when Indianapolis had failed on its first try at a two-point conversion. On the Colts' second chance, Levine was supposed to blitz but fell back when he knew he couldn't get around the blocker.
"I started reading the quarterback's eyes," Levine said. "When the ball came over the tackle, I just jumped and caught it."
Levine raced down the left sideline and, at that time, he was only concerned with not getting tackled by Morris. The Ravens were even more impressed by Levine's length-of-the-field runback because he "was banged and nicked up."
"To pick that thing off and take it to the house for the winning points was gigantic," coach John Harbaugh added. "That's the kind of thing that you're proud of."