Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

All-Pro DL Vince Wilfork Retires After 13 Seasons

All-Pro DL Vince Wilfork Retires After 13 Seasons

He was part of two Super Bowl-winning squads in New England. When the Patriots finally opted to let him go after the 2014 season, he signed with the Houston Texans, where he played for 2015 and 2016.

Boiling down Wilfork's career to this would be a tremendous disservice and hopefully there is a chance to celebrate the scope of his on-field accomplishments.

Wilfork was one of the bigger men in the National Football League, and he had no issue throwing his weight around in the defensive line.

The defensive tackle, 35, tweeted a video that started out with a solemn and sentimental vibe (he literally hangs up his cleats).

Vince Wilfork spent 11 years with the Patriots and certainly left his mark on the organization.

"No more cleats. I'm moving on to smoked meats", Wilfork proclaimed in the video while clad in denim overalls and standing in front of a Kingsford charcoal grill. Before that, he did his mauling at the University of Miami, where he won a BCS National Championship in 2001.

It's a hard look to pull off. But there's Big Vince, walking around the Houston practice facility like he owns the place.

Wilfork deserves all the grilled meats he can get.

Wilfork ends the ad by saying he'll be back "but not on that field".

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