Larry Henson / Captain Dee-Fense

Baltimore Ravens


Years ago in the Memorial Stadium parking lot, a little girl spotted Larry Henson wearing his camouflage pants and asked him, “Are you the captain of defense?” That afternoon, Captain Dee-Fense was born. A 24-year military veteran, Captain D is now a staple at Ravens home games in his full purple military uniform. His presence is felt well beyond M&T Bank Stadium. As a community leader, he regularly speaks at hospitals, fundraisers, and charity events. During his induction speech, Captain D came to tears, saying “I would be remiss not to thank Purple Nation back home.”