Steelers Troy Polamalu Retires From NFL After 12 Seasons

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu, 33, is retiring after 12 seasons in the NFL.

The University of Southern California player made his decision official last night (April 9) after calling and telling the organization that he would retire.

The safety was drafted 16th overall by the Steelers in the 2003 NFL draft. Polamalu started in 142 of 158 career regular-season games, and started all 15 postseason games he played in.

Head coach Mike Tomlin on Polamalu’s announcement, “Troy is a shining example of a football man in the way he loved the game, the way he respected the game and the way he played the game. It’s a shining example of the window into who he is. He is a legendary Steeler and a legendary man. I congratulate him and wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

Polamalu was selected to 8 Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls with the Steelers.