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Longtime NFL Tight End Officially Announces Retirement At 38

Titans helmet.

A longtime NFL tight end called it a career this Tuesday morning. That player is 38-year-old Delanie Walker. 

Delanie Walker officially announced this Tuesday that he's retiring. 

Walker played in the NFL for 14 seasons; seven with the San Francisco 49ers and the remaining in Tennessee. During that span he caught 504 passes for 5,888 yards and 36 touchdowns. 

"I would say it worked out better than I could have imagined," Walker said of his career on Monday night, via "I dreamt about it, and made it come to life because I believed it would. I knew once I had the opportunity, I wasn't going to let it get away from me. Playing in Tennessee, with the Titans, it was better than I ever dreamed of, and I can't thank the Titans organization enough for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to do everything I was able to do. It was a dream come true, to be honest with you."

Delanie Walker will officially announce his retirement during a Tuesday press conference at Nissan Stadium. He will retire as a Titan. 

"To be able to retire with the Titans means a lot because I feel like those were my best years. I am honored to go out as a Titan. They gave me the opportunity to play my best football and go out there and do what I do best, and that's to be a dog. I am glad that I'm able to retire as a Titan."

Congratulations on a terrific career, Delanie. Enjoy retirement.