After 12 seasons in the NFL, today DeMarcus Ware announces retirement via Twitter.
His statement read:
“After a lot of thought and prayer, I’ve decided to accept the unknown and retire from my NFL career.
Tempting opportunities still present themselves for me to play and I feel better than I have in years. However, long term health and quality of life outweigh the spark and passion to play that I once had.
With that, I take this opportunity to thank all of the people in my life who had a hand in molding me into a great player and the God fearing man I am today. I thank the Dallas Cowboys and Dnever Broncos for opportunities to experience what greatness feels like.
I will miss my teammates, coaches, and fans, who supported me over the years. I’m hanging up my cleats and beginning the journey to my next destination.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7, KJV)“
DeMarcus was the 11th pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys.
In 2014, DeMarcus left the Cowboys and signed with the Denver Broncos where he played three season, reuniting with Coach Wade Phillips.
It was during his time with the Broncos when DeMarcus and the Broncos won the Super Bowl 50.
DeMarcus ends his career as the eighth all-time in sacks, 138.5.