Six-time Pro Bowl G Brian Waters announced that he is retiring from the NFL.
Waters demonstrated a real appreciation for his fifteen years in the league in issuing this full statement:
“After a long and wonderful career I have decided to retire. I want to thank the coaches, players and fans of the three great organizations that I had the pleasure of working for. First the Dallas Cowboys for giving me my first and last chance of working in the NFL. I will always be grateful. Also the New England Patriots for the most successful season in my career. It was a great ride. Lastly the Kansas City Chiefs where I had pleasure of enjoying eleven wonderful seasons, which I will never forget. I want to thank the many family, friends and my hometown of Waxahachie, Texas for being great supporters. Finally I want to thank my kids for being my greatest motivations. I fought hard daily to make you proud me. If the rest of my life can be half as good as the last 15 years, I will be one of the luckiest people on earth. Thankfully Brian Waters.”
Waters, 37, spent last season with the Cowboys, but his season was cut short when he suffered a torn tricep muscle in late October.
His illustrious career began with the Dallas Cowboys, where he signed as an undrafted free agent out of North Texas. He had successful stints with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots before returning to Dallas in 2013 after spending one season out of football.