Haloti Ngata upped the ante when it comes to retirement announcements.
The former Oregon Duck star announced his retirement from the NFL in an Instgram post that showed him standing atop Mt. Kilimanjaro (height: 19, 341 feet) in Africa holding a banner that read, “I am retiring from the NFL on top.”
Ngata, 35, played 13 seasons in the NFL, with three teams – the Baltimore Ravens (2006-14), Detroit Lions (2015-17) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2018).
The Ravens used their first-round pick (No. 12) to select the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Ngata in the 2006 NFL draft. Ngata won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2013. He was selected to the Pro Bowl five times and was a first-team, All-Pro selection in 2010 and 2011.
Ngata helped anchor the rugged Ravens defense as a run-stopper who was also able to pressure the quarterback up the middle. The Ravens finished among the top-five in the NFL in run defense in seven of Ngata’s nine seasons in Baltimore.
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