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The Houston Texans defensive tackle confirmed his retirement today on his Twitter in a video by Kingsford Charcoal with the caption saying, “Well y’all- it’s been a great run, but the time has come.”

Wilfork’s retirement announcement isn’t too shocking since he spent most of off-season contemplating the decision. The defensive end played a 13-year career, with 11 seasons on the New England Patriots and two seasons for the Houston Texans.

While on the New England Patriots, Wilfork helped the Patriots win two Super Bowls earning two rings. One ring was in 2005 for Super Bowl XXXIX and the second was in 2014 for Super Bowl XLIX.
During his career Wilfork was also named Pro Bowl and All-Pro team in in 2007, 2009-2012.
In the end of the video we see that Wilfork will have his “Farewell Tailgate” in New England on September 7.