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Former Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces His Final Retirement

The 39-year-old made the announcement on social media Monday

April 16, 2018 - 9:56 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - James Harrison is retiring and this time it seems to be permanent. The soon to be 40-year-old  made the announcement on Twitter early Monday morning.

Harrison debuted for the Steelers in 2002 and spent most of his career in Pittsburgh. In 2013, he was released by the Steelers and was signed by the Cincinnati Bangles. Harrison retired for the first time in 2014 but was brought back by the Steelers after a rash of injuries plagued the team.

 He didn’t play much for the Steelers in 2017 and after being released for a second time in December, Harrison signed with the New England Patriots.

While Harrison’s move to the Patriots left a sour taste in many Steelers fans mouths, his Super Bowl XLIII 100-yard interception will remain one of the greatest moments in Steelers history.

WATCH: James Harrison's 100-yard pick-six in Super Bowl XLIII against the Arizona Cardinals. 

Harrison played college football at Kent State and was signed undrafted by the Steelers in 2002. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and Two-Time Super Bowl Champion, XL and XLIII. He finishes his career with 573 tackles, 84.5 sacks, and 34 forced fumbles.