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Duck Hodges Is Retiring From Football: NFL World Reacts

Steelers quarterback Duck Hodges in the game against Buffalo.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 15: Devlin Hodges #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the fourth quarter during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field on December 15, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Devlin "Duck" Hodges is going to retire from professional football.

The Ottawa REDBLACKS of the CFL announced the news on Friday afternoon.

"I’d like to thank the REDBLACKS for bringing me to Ottawa and giving me this opportunity. I have gained a lot of respect for the CFL and its fans – particularly RNation! I’m excited to see what the future holds but I know that the next chapter in my life is going to be fun," Hodges said in a statement. 

Hodges is most famously known for helping the Steelers win games during the 2019 season when Ben Roethlisberger was injured. He came in multiple times for Mason Rudolph and finished with 1,063 yards through the air, five touchdowns, and eight interceptions. The Steelers were able to finish that season with an 8-8 record after starting out 1-4. The NFL world wishes him the best as he goes on his next journey.

We'll see what Hodges has planned for his post-playing career.