Today was a sad day in the NFL, as one of the great defensive players in the past decade has decided to walk away from the game.
Justin Tuck, the former New York Giants defensive end announced his retirement from the NFL.
Tuck, 32, made the announcement on Facebook and said he is walking away with "very few regrets."
Tuck was selected in the third round of the 2005 draft by the New York Giants, where he played the first nine years of his 11-year career, winning two Super Bowls. An All-Pro in 2008, Tuck finishes his career with 66½ sacks, 22 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and three interceptions over 147 career games.
Off the field, Tuck was an amazing treasure to the game. Tuck and his wife have devoted such a significant chunk of their time to helping kids learn how to read. Go look up Tuck's R.U.S.H for Literacy, it's surely worth your time. Tuck dedicated countless hours to his program. He understood the importance of giving back.
Tuck will truly be missed.