Paul Posluszny announced his retirement Tuesday after an 11-year NFL career with the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Penn State LB Paul Posluszny announces retirement
Jags LB Paul Posluszny is retiring, via the team. Eleven seasons.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2018
One of the greatest linebackers in Penn State history, Posluszny published a lengthy retirement message on the Jaguars’ website. Here’s a section of the letter he wrote:
Posluszny also thanked Penn State, his college teammates and Joe Paterno in his announcement.
“I would like to offer my deepest thanks to the Pennsylvania State University, and the entire Nittany Lion family. Playing football for the legendary Coach Joe Paterno provided me with a priceless education and wonderful memories,” Posluszny wrote. “I formed lasting friendships with my college roommates; played with outstanding men like Sean Lee, Dan Connor, Tim Shaw and Michael Robinson; practiced the game of football with elite coaches like Tom Bradley and Ron Vanderlinden; and most importantly, learned that just being a football player was never going to be good enough. Living a life of “Success With Honor,” being a great son, brother, husband, father, as well as serving your community and helping others, was always far more important than tackling running backs.”
Posluszny, who’s from Butler, Pa., starred at Penn State between 2003 and 2006. He was a two-time consensus All-American (2005 and 2006), and he won the Butkus Award in 2005.
Posluszny was picked in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He spent the first four years of his NFL career in Buffalo and the last seven in Jacksonville. Posluszny was selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl and made the playoffs for the first time during the 2017 season.
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