Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny announced his retirement after 11 National Football League seasons, the team announced on Tuesday. Throughout the process of his impressive 11-year career, Posluszny managed to rack up a total of 1,214 tackles, 16 sacks, 51 pass breakups and 15 interceptions.
After 11 National Football League seasons and more than 1,000 career tackles, Penn State legend Paul Posluszny is finally hanging up his cleats.
"I would like to offer my deepest thanks to the Pennsylvania State University, and the entire Nittany Lion family. Playing football for the legendary Coach Joe Paterno provided me with a priceless education and wonderful memories", Posluszny wrote. "Living a life of "Success With Honor", being a great son, brother, husband, father, as well as serving your community and helping others, was always far more important than tackling running backs". He was a two-time consensus All-American (2005 and 2006), and he won the Butkus Award in 2005. ESPN's Adam Rittenberg rated the Aliquippa native as the No. 5 Big Ten player of the decade, regardless of position.
Posluszny, who attended Penn State, was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round before moving on to Jacksonville in free agency. "I anxiously look forward to next football season to arrive, but this time with the sole focus of being a great husband and father for my loving family". Posluszny was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl and made the playoffs for the first time during the 2017 season.
Posluszny has been one of the primary faces of Linebacker U ever since suiting up for the blue and white. I love the game of football so much, and I know there is truly only one acceptable way to play.