Dwight Freeney to retire as a Colt

Ruben Hill
April 20, 2018

Dwight Freeney has announced he will retire after 16 seasons in the NFL.

Longtime Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Dwight Freeney announced Thursday plans to retire.

The future Hall of Famer was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft and wound up forming one of the best pass-rushing duos in NFL history with Robert Mathis.

In 11 seasons with the Colts, Freeney tallied 298 tackles, 107.5 sacks, and 46 forced fumbles. He will be part of a formal news conference on Monday in Indianapolis. He finished with three first team All-Pro selections as a Colt and was a member of the team that defeated the Bears in Super Bowl 41. He racked up seven double-digit sack seasons, including a career-best 16 in 2004, leading the National Football League that season.

After leaving the Colts, Freeney spent time with the San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.

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