Legendary Kicker Robbie Gould Announces Retirement After 18 Seasons In The NFL

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Congratulations to Robbie Gould for one hell of a career!

Following 18 seasons in the NFL, legendary kicker Robbie Gould announced that he is retiring from the league and the sport of football, according to an article written by him that was published in The Players’ Tribune.

“Now, although football has been a really great part of my life for the past 18 years, it is with the utmost regard and appreciation that I officially announce my retirement from the National Football League,” wrote Gould, who played for each the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. (RELATED: Former Employee Of Jacksonville Jaguars Allegedly Steals More Than $22 Million From Franchise)

Out of Penn State, Gould started out his career with the Bears in 2005 as an undrafted free agent, spending the next 11 years with the franchise. Over that span, he kicked a total of 324 attempted field goals and converted 85.4% of them, as well as 99% of his PAT attempts. In just his second campaign in the league in 2006, Gould earned first-team All-Pro honors and was named a Pro Bowler. That same season, Chicago reached the Super Bowl, losing to the Colts.

After his run with the Bears, Gould went on to play with the Giants and 49ers.

Definitely one of the best kickers in NFL history, at least one of the most reliable, that man was always killin’ it.

Congratulations, Robbie Gould! Enjoy retirement! Much deserved!