Defensive star Wilfork announces retirement in Twitter ad

Vince Wilfork, who played for the New England Patriots and Houston Texans, announced his retirement on Monday, calling it a day on an impressive 13 year career.

The end of the video also reveals plans for "Vince's Farewell Tailgate" in New England before the Pats' season opener against the Chiefs on September 7.

This seems like a dude completely happy with retirement, smoking cigars, wearing revealing overalls and eating ribs while wearing a hat that says "RIBS".

A first-round draft pick in 2004, Wilfork won two Super Bowls and appeared in five Pro Bowls as a member of the Patriots. Peace out! I'm outta here!

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I get the feeling that the Texans were expecting Wilfork to retire after they selected former Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins in this year's National Football League draft.

Wilfork revealed to the world why he's quitting the game in a video posting on social media, letting the public know in simple terms what the reasons were for his decision. He struggled to get off the field as one Patriots player after another came to wish him well.

Wilfork finished his career with 559 tackles, 26 passes defensed, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions. Fittingly Wilfork's final game was in New England, where the Texans were eliminated from last year's playoffs.

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