Longtime NFL DT, Super Bowl Champion Announces Retirement At 30

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The rigors and limited opportunities of the NFL often force players to retire within a few years.

But a seasoned defensive tackle has six successful seasons and a Super Bowl ring to his credit.

On Friday, free agent defensive tackle Beau Allen announced his retirement. He is 30 years old.

In a statement going viral, Allen thanked his three NFL teams and the game of football for its impact on his life.

.He said that he is looking forward to discovering something new in which he can ignite his passion.

"Any player who deserves s-t will tell you that the people involved are what really make the game special.

I have spent my time in Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and New England with many wonderful teammates, coaches and support staff.

You guys have done so much for me, I can't even begin to thank you all. At the end of the day,

It's all of you who will miss me the most about the game - let's not be strangers," Allen wrote.

Beau Allen was a seventh-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles from Wisconsin in the 2014 NFL Draft.

He played in all but one game in his first four seasons, and was a part of his 2017 Super Bowl run, making three tackles in three playoff games.

Allen spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, during which he made 30 tackles in 27 games.

After being released after the 2019 season, Allen signed a two-year deal with the New England Patriots.

But he never played Down in New England and was released a year later.

We wish Beau Allen the best of luck on his retirement.

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