Former Bills, Titans and Falcons G Andy Levitre announced on his Instagram that he is retiring from the NFL.
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It all started as a big kid growing up in the mountains of Santa Cruz. I had a fire in my belly and a burning desire to be the best football player I could be. I was never the the most talented athlete on the field so I made the conscious choice to outwork everyone else. Coming from a high school that wasn’t highly recruited I spent many nights piecing together my own VHS tapes to send off in hopes of being recruited. Some of my fondest memories are of my grandfather driving me around the country to meet with some different colleges. Although I may not have been able to reach all of my goals as an athlete, I can end this chapter of my life knowing I gave the game of football everything I had. I have memories that will last me a life time. I met my wife while I was playing in Buffalo. I fell in love with the city of Nashville while playing for the Titans. I also had to rush out after my first playoff game with the Falcons to attend the birth of my first child. Unfortunately, due to injury my body won’t allow me to continue any longer. Thank you to my wife and children, my family, friends, coaches, teammates and all of the fans who have supported me on this journey. I am looking forward to shifting my time & energy to focus more on family, friends, restoring my health & pursuing other passions of mine. I hope you all have enjoyed my career as much as I have.
Levitre, 32, was a former second-round pick of the Bills out of Oregon State back in 2009. He signed a five-year, $46.8 million contract with the Titans back in 2013 after leaving the Bills as an unrestricted free agent.
The Titans traded Levitre to the Falcons in 2015 and Levitre played out the rest of his contract with Atlanta. The Falcons allowed Levitre to walk as an unrestricted free agent this offseason following the expiration of his deal.
Levitre only played in two games for the Falcons in 2018 due to injury and finished the year on injured reserve. Levitre’s 2017 season also ended him with being placed on injured reserve with a triceps injury.
For his career, Levitre started all 143 games he played in, and only started missing games due to injury his final two seasons.