By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers linebacker Vince Williams has announced his retirement from football after eight seasons with the team.READ MORE: Parents Watch Clairton-Leechburg Football Game From Outside The Stadium
Pittsburgh announced the news Wednesday.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
“Vince Williams notified us today that he will retire from the game of football,” Steelers General Manager and Vice President Kevin Colbert said in a statement. “We respect his decision and want to thank him for his time with us as he consistently showed great character and leadership in addition to his contributions on the field. We wish Vince and his family all the best.”
Williams played 14 regular-season games last season. He was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.MORE NEWS: UPMC Children's Hospital Leaders Say Hospital Will Not Turn Kids Away Or Ration Care Amid Increase In Patients
In 121 career regular-season games, Williams tallied 444 tackles, 48 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks.