Two-time Tremendous Bowl champion Stefen Wisniewski introduced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, after 11 seasons within the league.
Wisniewski gained Tremendous Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. He additionally performed for the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers from 2011 to 2020.
“After 10 seasons within the NFL, I’m retiring. I completely cherished enjoying the sport of soccer, however after 10 years, my physique, my thoughts and my coronary heart are telling me it’s time to maneuver on,” the 32-year-old stated in a video posted on Twitter.
Wisniewski revealed in a separate assertion that he will likely be specializing in turning into a pastor.
“As we discovered whereas enjoying in empty stadiums final 12 months, enjoying soccer is zero enjoyable with out you all. The adrenaline rush from listening to 60,000 plus followers screaming on the tops of their lungs for me and my workforce is likely one of the issues I’ll miss principally about enjoying. Seeing the extraordinary pleasure on the faces of tens of millions of followers in the course of the Philly and Kansas Metropolis Tremendous Bowl parades really made these two of the perfect days of my life,” he wrote.
“What am I gonna do subsequent? I’m gonna be a pastor. The very best a part of my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ and I can’t think about a greater fulltime job than educating folks the Bible and sharing the love of Christ with others.”
The Raiders chosen Wisniewski within the second spherical of the 2011 NFL Draft. Accidents hampered the final a part of his profession.
His father, Leo, performed 4 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and his uncle, Steve, was an eight-time Professional Bowler for the Raiders.