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5-Time Pro Bowler Announces His NFL Retirement

18 March 2019

They put him at the top of his position for a long time, and he deservingly was named to five Pro Bowls, two All-Pro First Teams, and three Second Teams.

Still, he's well known as one of the most dominant defensive tackles of his era and is a shoo-in for the Ravens' Ring of Honor.

The 35-year-old defensive lineman shared an Instagram post with him on top of the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, a 19,341-foot peak, standing with a sign that announced his retirement.

Ngata captioned the video writing "Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude".

Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is going out on top - of a mountain, of course. "Thank you Lord for letting me play the game I love for 13 unforgettable years".

He played 180 career games and had 519 tackles, 91 quarterback hits, 32.5 sacks, five interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

Ngata was a first-round pick out of OR in 2006 and reached five Pro Bowls as the nose tackle in the Ravens' 3-4 defense.

Ngata, 35, played 13 seasons in the National Football League, with three teams - the Baltimore Ravens (2006-14), Detroit Lions (2015-17) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2018).

The Lions tried to retain Ngata when Matt Patricia was hired last spring, but he chose to sign with the Eagles to continue playing in more of a penetrating defense.

5-Time Pro Bowler Announces His NFL Retirement