After 11 seasons and two Super Bowls, former Giants’ player, Justin Tuck, has decided to call it a career.
“After months of praying and careful consideration, I have decided to retire from the game of football. I’ve had 11 great years and honestly I leave with very few regrets,” said Tuck on his Facebook page.
In his 11 seasons, nine with the New York Giants and two with the Raiders, he won two Super Bowls, made two Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro in 2008. The versatile defensive lineman, who had a career 66.5 sacks, spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders. This past October Tuck suffered a torn pectoral in October and missed the remainder of what would end up being his final season, playing just five games.
In his retirement note Tuck thanked former teammates, owners, coaches and fans for the support.
“And lastly, the FANS. What an incredible environment you’ve created for me over the years to call a workplace,” he wrote. “You all have been so supportive of me and my family, and without you I would have no game to play. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“This isn’t a good-bye, my family and I will continue our charitable work with Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy and we look forward to continuing to give back to communities that have given so much to us. God Bless.”
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