Eleven-year NFL wide receiver Roddy White, who spent his entire career with the Falcons, officiallyannounced his retirement Friday.
I would like to thank Arthur Blank and the falcons organization for a great 11 years. The city of Atlanta I love y'all so much. I'm (cont…— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) April 14, 2017
…cont) officially retired from football and welcome the the second phase of my life.— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) April 14, 2017
Drafted in the first round (27th overall) in 2005, White didn't play last season after being cut in the offseason.
Hecomplained last summerabout his time with the Falcons and, after the Super Bowl, aboutthen-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but White thanked Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the organization and the city of Atlantain his retirement tweet.
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, he had 808 receptions for10,863 yards and 63touchdowns, including a stretch from 2007-12 during which he surpassed 1,000 yards receiving.
He led the NFL in receptions in 2010 with 115, earning first-team All-Pro honors.