NFL veteran Jack Crawford shared a heartwarming retirement message

Jack Crawford # 95 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts during their game against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter on December 23, 2018 at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Defensive tackle Jack Crawford is leaving the NFL after 10 seasons.

The 33-year-old defensive lineman wrote a letter of thanks shared by pro football focus writer Ari Meyrov.

Crawford admits it’s time to hang his clits after 10 seasons in the league.

He also recalled the journey that brought him from the United Kingdom to the United States.

The London-born athlete moved to New Jersey for high school.

He initially wanted to join the basketball team but could not because of international transfer rules.

Instead, he signed up for American football despite having no previous experience.

After that, he played collegiate football for four years at Penn State.

Crawford was drafted by the then Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

This is a welcome step for a child who has chosen the game at an early age.

In his retirement note, Crawford also thanked the teams he played for taking the opportunity with him.

He also thanked his girlfriend Megan for being there during the difficult times.

He closed his note, thanking the Dandria family when he moved out of Europe.

Eventually, he also gave props to his agent, David Cantor.

Crawford’s NFL Journey

Crawford played two seasons for the Raiders before being signed by the Dallas Cowboys.

After three seasons in Dallas, he joined the Atlanta Falcons and remained there until the 2019 season.

He ended his career playing one season each for the Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals.

He didn’t have much influence in the final NFL year which could have led to his retirement.

In 10 seasons, Crawford had 165 tackles, 18 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception.

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