BOSTON (CBS) — A football player with local roots is calling it a career, after reaching the pinnacle of the sport.
Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman announced that he is retiring from the NFL. The 32-year-old spent two seasons with the Cardinals to start his career before playing eight seasons for the Chiefs, winning the Super Bowl a year ago.READ MORE: 'George Floyd’s Life Mattered': Local Politicians React To Derek Chauvin Verdict
A native of North Attleboro, Sherman was the Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year in 2006, before playing collegiately at UConn and getting drafted in the fifth round by the Cardinals.
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— Anthony Sherman (@Shermanator_42) March 4, 2021
“Kansas City, thanks for all the memories. It’s been a great run,” Sherman said. “Eight years, Super Bowls. But it’s on to the next chapter.”
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I’ll miss ya bro! Congrats on a great career! https://t.co/wZa2a7ii5R
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) March 5, 2021
Sherman earned a Pro Bowl spot in 2018, and he retires with 625 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns in his career.