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".
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.
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.
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