Former Detroit Lions‘ defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is retiring from the NFL.
On Monday morning, Ngata posted a message to Instagram announcing that he is, “retiring on top.”
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Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you Lord for letting me play the game I love for 13 unforgettable years. I’m retiring on top. I might be finished playing football, but I’m holding tight to the friendships, memories and wisdom I’ve gained along the way. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” Walking away with no regrets, just peace in knowing I gave it my all and had a helluva lot of fun doing it. 💪🏽 #kissestotheskyformomanddad @ravens @detroitlionsnfl @philadelphiaeagles
Ngata, who was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, played 13 seasons in the league, including three seasons with the Lions.
In his career, Ngata was selected to five Pro Bowl teams and was an NFL All-Pro on two occasions.
We wish Haloti Ngata the best of luck with everything he does in the future!