TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott retired on Thursday, bringing an end to his 12 years in the NFL.
Alstott, 34, missed the 2007 season after injuring his neck during a pre-season training camp.
“I’m very sad to walk away from a game I love,” Alstott told a news conference. “Physically, I can’t continue.”
Alstott garnered 5,088 yards rushing and scored a total of 71 touchdowns with Tampa Bay. He scored a touchdown in the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl XXXVII win over the Oakland Raiders in 2003 and was named to the NFL All-Pro team six times from 1997-2002.
Alstott said he was having discussions with the Buccaneers about a job with the team. The Bucs said Alstott would be honored at a game during the 2008 season.
Writing by Robert Green; Editing by Peter Rutherford