San Francisco 49ers middle Alex Mack has introduced his retirement from soccer after 13 seasons within the NFL.

The announcement follows his one and solely season enjoying in San Francisco. Alex Mack was initially drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2009.

In seven seasons with Cleveland, he earned three Professional Bowl picks and one second-team All-Professional. 

Alex Mack earned an extra three Professional Bowls and two second staff All-Professionals in 5 years with the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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“After 13 seasons and 204 video games for 3 groups, I’ve determined to hold up my cleats,” Mack wrote on Twitter. “I’m so grateful to the sport of soccer and the whole lot it has given me. From the very begin it helped form who I’m and taught me life classes. I began to play soccer as a result of it was enjoyable and that by no means modified…

“I at all times tried to carry up my finish of the cut price and by no means let anybody doubt my effort.”

The 36-year-old earned his closing Professional Bowl look final season, chatting with his longevity. 

 

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“The middle place within the NFL is the heartbeat of an offense and Alex’s mind, consistency, love for the sport {and professional} method made an enduring impression over the course of his 13 NFL seasons,” Lynch and Shanahan stated in an announcement. “Congratulations to Alex on a extremely adorned NFL profession and we want him nothing however success in his post-playing profession.”