Five-time Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork retires from NFL

Vince Wilfork officially retires takes up grilling career            Stephen Hewitt    
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Vince Wilfork officially retires takes up grilling career Stephen Hewitt Monday
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09 August, 2017

He reached five Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls with New England.

Following the team's 2015 Super Bowl victory, Wilfork signed with the Houston Texans, for whom he played during the last two National Football League seasons.

An overall-clad Vince Wilfork announced on Monday that he's ready to retire.

Houston Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork watches from the bench during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., on October 18, 2015.

The video also announces "Vince's Farewell Tailgate" in New England on September 7, which is the date of the regular-season opener between the Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Well y'all - it's been a great run, but the time has come. "I'm moving on to smoked meats, fellas. Peace out, I'm out of here, later!" he says.

Wilfork was drafted by the Patriots in 2004, in the first round, out of Miami. He started every game he played as a Texan, even while his career and his abilities were slowly winding down.

Wilfork, known for his massive frame clogging the middle against any offense, finished with three career interceptions and 16 sacks.

Wilfork, an avid fan of smokers and all things grill-related, has partnered with Kingsford for an endorsement deal. Wilfork was a leader for the New England Patriots both on and off the field.


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