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Longtime Falcons WR Roddy White makes retirement official

It's officially over for Roddy White- the NFL wide receiver just announced his retirement from pro football after 11 years with the Falcons It's officially over for Roddy White- the NFL wide receiver just announced his retirement from pro football after 11 years with the Falcons
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 Abril, 2017, 09:05

"I had so many people asking me if I was coming back and if I wanted to play, so no, I'm officially done", White told ESPN. The 2005 first-round draft pick from UAB finished his 11-year National Football League career with 10,863 receiving yards and 63 touchdowns on 808 receptions. "I'm officially retired from football and welcome the second phase of my life", he said. White will coach wide receivers and tight ends at the school.

Drafted in the first round (27th overall) in 2005, White didn't play last season after being cut in the offseason.

However, as Julio Jones went on his meteoric rise as Atlanta's top wideout, it became evident that White wasn't going to be a part of Dan Quinn or Kyle Shanahan's plans for the Falcons' offense.

More than a full year after he played his final National Football League game, Roddy White officially announced his retirement Friday.

Sitting out the 2016 season wasn't White's first choice, though. He was hoping to sign with another team in 2017 but never caught on. "I think it was 2012, we practiced against them for like a whole a week".

Coincidentally, the Patriots went on to defeat White's former team in Super Bowl LI. "I would greatly appreciate it, but if it doesn't happen, I wouldn't be mad or upset".