James Harrison is calling it a career. The star NFL linebacker announced this morning that he’s decided to retire from the league.
The former Pittsburgh Steelers great, who spent 15 seasons in the league, announced on Instagram today that he’s done. Harrison is set to turn 40 this May.
Harrison says he’s ready to spend more time with his friends and family.
“I’ve missed way too much for way too long…and I’m done. Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life,” he wrote on Instagram.
Here’s the full post:
Harrison had previously said that he wanted to play another season or two. He signed with the New England Patriots in late December after getting released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Ohio native ends his career as a two-time Super Bowl champion and a five-time Pro Bowler. He was a two-time first-team All-Pro.
Harrison was undrafted out of Kent State in 2002. He ends his career having played for four different NFL teams (Ravens, Steelers, Bengals, Patriots).