LB Ben Leber, who spent the 2011 season with the St. Louis Rams, announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday during a radio appearance on Minnesota’s KFAN.
“I came to the conclusion that I’m happy where I’m at in my life mentally, physically, emotionally that I think it’s a good time to walk away from the game,” said Leber.
Leber, a 10 year vet in the league, spent half (2006-2010) of his career with the Minnesota Vikings. He was drafted in 2002 by the San Diego Chargers.
He ends his career with 498 total tackles, 24 sacks and five interceptions.
“I’m happy and proud of the career I’ve had. For a kid coming out of South Dakota that never had NFL on his mind,” he said. “Looking back I’m extreamly lucky and blessed.”