Another Oregon legend has retired from a long and illustrious career in the National Football League. Former Ducks defensive tackle Haloti Ngata retired in the coolest way possible. He retired atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Apropos of a man who is on the Mount Rushmore of Ducks football. He retires from the league at 35 years old.
Ngata was a Duck from 2003-2005. He is the second highest rated five star recruit ever to sign with the program. He was one of those recruits that can impact a program for generations and left a legacy for future defensive linemen to follow.
After his college career, he was selected in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006. He was a five time Pro Bowl selection, two time first team All-Pro, three time second team All-Pro, and a Super Bowl champion with the Ravens during a stellar 13 year career. He played for the Ravens, Lions, and Eagles most recently.
According to Spotrac, he has received career earnings of $88,340,625 to date. A solid plan to start retirement with I would think.
Happy retirement, Mr. Ngata! He could teach a thing or two to the current generation of Ducks defensive tackles.
Haloti Ngata will officially retire tomorrow as a Baltimore Raven, per their Twitter account. The live stream of his retirement press conference is scheduled for 3 PM EDT / NOON PDT