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Former Lions LB Stephen Tulloch will retire after 11 seasons

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Montrelle Montesinos | 19 Abril, 2017, 07:40

Linebacker Stephen Tulloch is set to announce his retirement soon after an eleven-year career in the NFL.

The 11-year veteran will have an official press conference Thursday at the Lions facility. The former Titans, Lions, and Eagles linebacker spent five years in the Motor City before being released from Detroit last summer. He spent the past season with the Philadelphia Eagles and was a free agent.

In 159 games throughout his career, he recorded 920 tackles, 659 of which were solo, as well as 57 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, five interceptions and 12 fumble recoveries.

Tulloch was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Titans.

Tulloch didn't make much of an impact with the Eagles but he had a productive National Football League career.

Tulloch will now get a chance to celebrate his career in Detroit, where he enjoyed his best seasons.

Tulloch never missed a game as a member of the Titans.

Beyond his on-field contributions, Tulloch was also active in the Detroit community.

OPERATION 55: Launched through the Stephen Tulloch Foundation, Operation 55 has grown to become one of the most well-known programs throughout Metro Detroit. He was named the Lions' Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate three straight years for his efforts to help local families, and hosted an annual softball game with teammates to raise money for those in need. Tulloch also helped to build a school in Negril, Jamaica for pre-kindergarten children.

In high school, Tulloch attended Miami Killian (Fla.) High School.