Former Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny retires after 11 National Football League seasons

Former Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny retires after 11 National Football League seasons

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, the second-leading tackler in franchise history, is retiring from the National Football League after 11 seasons.

"I thank God every day for all that He has give me: my family, my friends, my teammates and for making me an American", Posluszny wrote to end his letter.

Throughout last year's off-season program, Posluszny worked as the base defense strong-side linebacker after playing middle linebacker his entire college and National Football League career.

"Western Pennsylvania has had an enormous and lasting impact on me as a person and as a football player", Posluszny wrote. "I love the game of football so much, and I know there is truly only one acceptable way to play".

"This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life". His 973 stops trail only Daryl Smith (1,089) in Jacksonville's record book.

"I cherished every moment of my National Football League career, and it has been such a blessing to play the game for as long as I have played", Posluszny wrote. The linebacker was scheduled to be a free agent when the new league year began on Wednesday. He thanked the Bills, including coach Marv Levy and late owner Ralph Wilson, "for allowing me to be a small part of that storied franchise and wonderful city". He also thanked his parents and siblings, along with former coaches Joe Paterno, Marv Levy, Jack Del Rio and Doug Marrone and Jaguars owner Shahid Khan. "I am excited to watch and cheer for you". Once joining the AFC South franchise, he wouldn't leave, as his only Pro Bowl honors came with the team in 2013-14. While Posluszny was a two-down linebacker in his last season and a liability in the passing game, his experience was crucial for Jacksonville's stout defense as it led the way to the team's first playoff berth since 2007.

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