Alan Faneca, a former first round selection out of LSU by the Pittsburgh Steelers has decided to retire from the National Football League.
In a statement to Adam Schefter, Faneca said:
“After a lot of thought I am announcing my retirement from professional football, Playing in the NFL has been a childhood dream come true. Thirteen years later I have decided that it is time to move on.”
Faneca played 13 season in the NFL, 10 for the Steelers, 2 for the New York Jets, and 1 for the Arizona Cardinals. He had amazing durability only missing two contests in that time. He was elected to 9 straight Pro Bowls from 2001 until 2009. In 2008 he inked the largest deal ever for an offensive guard at 4 years/32 million dollars, and while playing for the Cardinals last season he still got paid by the Jets to the tune of $5.25 million.