It wasn’t that long ago where Troy Polamalu was one of the most dynamic defenders in the game. He anchored those Steelers title teams on the defensive side of the ball from the secondary but hasn’t been the same player over the past few years.
At the age of 33, Troy has decided to hang it up after 12 NFL seasons.
Polamalu, an eight-time Pro Bowler and 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring after 12 seasons, telling the only team he’s ever played for that it’s time for the next phase of his life. Polamalu’s retirement was first reported by the Uniontown (Pa.) Herald-Standard.
”Troy is a shining example of a football man in the way he loved the game, the way he respected the game and the way he played the game,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. ”It’s a shining example of the window into who he is. He is a legendary Steeler and a legendary man.”