Former Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray announced his retirement on Friday afternoon. Although the move was hinted at, it’s still shocking to see the former NFL star walk away from the game at 30 years old.
Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson announced the release of running back DeMarco Murray following the 2017 NFL season. Many expected Murray to land somewhere during the free agency period this summer, but alas, he’s stepping away from the game.
The former Oklahoma Sooners star was drafted in the third round of the 2011 draft. He was the sixth running back draft, but put together a solid career during his seven seasons in the NFL.
Adam Schefter first reported the news.
DeMarco Murray, the league’s former Offensive Player of the Year, is announcing on ESPN2’s NFL Live today at 2 pm that he is retiring from football at the age of 30, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 13, 2018
Murray’s best NFL season came during his time with the Dallas Cowboys. He racked up over 1,800 rushing yards and over 400 receiving yards during the 2014 season en route to a Pro Bowl berth.
Murray, 30, made the Pro Bowl three times over his seven NFL seasons. If this truly is the end for Murray, he goes out having been named the Offensive Player of the Year in 2014, along with numerous other accolades.