(WXYZ) — Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata announced his retirement on Monday morning...from a mountain.
The 35-year-old spent 14 years in the NFL, three of which were in Detroit before his final year in 2018 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ngata made the announcement on Instagram, from Uhuru Peak Tanzania on Mount Kilimanjaro.
During his time in Detroit, he played three seasons and had 53 tackles, six sacks and eight tackles for loss.
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Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude. Thank you Lord for letting me play the game I love for 13 unforgettable years. I’m retiring on top. I might be finished playing football, but I’m holding tight to the friendships, memories and wisdom I’ve gained along the way. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” Walking away with no regrets, just peace in knowing I gave it my all and had a helluva lot of fun doing it. 💪🏽 #kissestotheskyformomanddad @ravens @detroitlionsnfl @philadelphiaeagles