Saints FB Zach Line Announces Retirement From NFL


On Wednesday, Saints FB Zach Line announced via his Instagram account that he’s retiring from the NFL. 

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As I look back on the last seven seasons in the NFL I cannot help but to feel extremely proud. I have never bragged about my accomplishments, but knowing the odds and ignoring them, and choosing to instead believe in myself, my faith, and the support of my loving wife and family is something I am proud of. The decision to retire is NOT easy, which is true for most competitors. This decision is something I have prayed about and communicated with those that I love. The game of football will never leave me and I hope to share and teach the positive experiences I had along the way in the future. A HUGE thank you to all of my brothers, coaches and staff along the way, I love you guys. A HUGE thank you to the team that gave me my first shot @vikings and to the team that made football fun again @saints . Another HUGE thank you to the WHODAT Nation, there is nothing like it, my family loves you. The game is temporary, but in this business brotherhood and alliances are forever. A special thank you to @mckenzieline none of this was possible without you and I love you.

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Line, 29, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of SMU back in 2013. He was on and off of their practice squad before returning to the Vikings on a one-year, restricted tender worth $1,671,000 for the 2016 season.

The Saints signed Line to a contract in 2017 and he’s remained in New Orleans ever since.

For his career, Line rushed for 114 yards on 36 carries (3.2 YPC) to go along with 20 receptions for 161 yards receiving and six total touchdowns over the course of seven seasons and 75 games.

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