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Veteran NFL Wide Receiver Announces His Retirement At 35

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A well-known veteran wide receiver in the National Football League is calling it a career. On Wednesday, 35-year-old Emmanuel Sanders announced his retirement from professional football. It ends an productive career. 

Emmanuel Sanders made his retirement announcement on Instagram on Wednesday. In his announcement, Sanders highlights his most notable accomplishments including: three Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl ring and multiple Pro Bowl appearances. 

The 35-year-old has suited up in the pads for the last time. He spent time playing for the Steelers, Broncos, 49ers, Saints and Bills. 

"National Football League. I had one hell of a ride," Sanders wrote. "3 Super Bowl Appearances, multiple pro bowls and a Super Bowl Champion. I gave the game everything I had and it treated me well which is why I’m happy with my decision. To everyone who supported me throughout my career.. thank you! To every organization that I played for.. thank you! To all my teammates and coaches.. thank you! To my family and friends… thank you! I came along way from the small town of Bellville, Texas. I was just a kid chasing after a dream and I caught it! God is the greatest!

Emmanuel Sanders' final season in the NFL was a productive one. He caught 42 passes for 626 yards and four touchdowns for the Bills in 2021. 

Congratulations on a great career, Emmanuel. Enjoy this new chapter of life.