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Running Back Darren McFadden Announces Retirement From NFL

A Dallas Cowboys helmet sitting on the field.

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The legendary running back has retired.

Former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden has retired.

The former No. 4 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2008 announced on Tuesday afternoon that he is stepping away from the game and looks forward to spending more time with his family.

McFadden was released by the Dallas Cowboys last week.

The oft-injured McFadden racked up over 5,400 yards rushing, over 2,100 yards receiving, to go along with 75 total touchdowns. He didn't see the field this season with the Cowboys, just two years after rushing for over 1,000 yards in 2015.

McFadden dominated at Arkansas to the tune of over 4,500 yards rushing and 50 total touchdowns in three seasons with the Razorbacks. He was also a two-time Doak Walker Award winner, given to the nation's best running back.