Vince Wilfork apparently announces retirement in a ribs commercial

Vince Wilfork apparently announces retirement in a ribs commercial

Vince Wilfork apparently announces retirement in a ribs commercial

After bookending his Patriots career with Lombardi Trophies, the five-time Pro Bowler spent two seasons with the Houston Texans.

The 35 year-old Wilfork played his college ball at the University of Miami and was selected by the Patriots with the 21st overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

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Wilfork's ability to clog the middle on the defensive line was invaluable for the Patriots, a team whose defensive scheme is built around athletic, hybrid linebackers flying all over the place.

A lover of barbecued and grilled meat, Wilfork revealed his retirement in an ad for a company that specialises in cooking meats.

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It's could be a late one for fans of Wilfork.

"No more cleats. I'm moving on to smoked meats, fellas". Fittingly enough, his career National Football League game came at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots beat the Texans in the 2016 Divisional Round playoff game.

"Well y'all - it's been a great run, but the time has come", Wilford wrote on his personal Twitter account. The video depicts Wilfork in a Patriots uniform, not his more recent Houston Texans attire.

Wilfork plans to put his new career on display by holding a farewell tailgate party before the reigning Super Bowl champion Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7 in the season opener. Peace out. I'm outta here.

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