New York Giants Tight End Rhett Ellison announces his retirement
Earlier today, Rhett Ellison released a statement announcing his retirement from the NFL after eight seasons in the league.
In the statement, Ellison said, “The past few weeks, it’s kind of been an emotional rollercoaster… But the overwhelming feeling I have is gratitude. Just thinking back to all the people in my life, even before I put pads on, that were able to nurture and grow the gifts God put into me and make this career possible. I think that was the biggest thing that was the fun part about the retirement process, which is reflecting on those people, thanking those people, reaching out and just the lessons they taught me, the tools they gave me for my life after football.”
The 31 year old former USC Trojan spent the first five years of his career in Minnesota after being selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. After that, he came to New York where he spent three seasons with the New York Giants.
Ellison retires with 118 career catches for 1189 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.