​Justin Forsett announces retirement from football

The free agent running back released a statement Wednesday on his decision to walk away from football after nine seasons.

Justin Forsett is calling it a career.

The free agent running back announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons in a post on his Twitter page Wednesday morning.

The tweet included a link to Sports Spectrum, where Forsett released a statement on his decision to walk away from football.

It’s time. I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game I love. It’s been an amazing ride and I’m grateful for every moment. My career has brought so many great people into my life, and I asked some of them to join me in saying goodbye.

Against all odds, critics, and naysayers, I accomplished something great. Scouts measured my height and said I was too short. They measured my 40-yard dash and said I was too slow. They looked at my build and said I wouldn’t last. But they couldn’t measure my heart, my faith, and my perseverance.

I am living proof that dreams come true and God answers prayers, and I thank God everyday for the opportunity to live out my dream.

Forsett, 31, was selected by Seattle in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft and had stints with seven different teams throughout his career, including the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, Jaguars, Ravens, Lions and Broncos.

His most productive season came in 2014 with Baltimore when he rushed for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns to earn a Pro Bowl selection.

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