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Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:47 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After 13 seasons in what is almost certainly a Hall of Fame career, Cardinals G Alan Faneca has decided to retire, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Apparently, the Cardinals thought Faneca was leaning toward ending his career and wanted to give him all the time and space he needed to make the decision. Now, he has.

Said Faneca in a statement:

"After a lot of thought I am announcing my retirement from Professional Football. Playing in the NFL has been a childhood dream come true. Thirteen years later I have decided that it is time to move on.

"From the dog days of training camp to winning a Super Bowl the memories are endless. The greatest memory that I will leave the game with is all of the lifelong friendships I have made.

"I want to specifically thank the Steelers, Jets, and Cardinals. Each and every teammate, coach and front office employee has made a lasting impact on my life. It was a pleasure playing for first class organizations who surrounded me with incredibly dedicated individuals. I want to thank each of the beat writers that covered me throughout my career. These guys work hard and always treated me with respect. I want to also thank the fans. The roar of the crowd kept me going more than the fans will ever know.

"It is time to move on to the next chapter in my life. I can't wait to spend more time with my family. Playing in this league for as long as I did takes sacrifice, not only by me, but by each of them. I want to thank Julie, Annabelle and Burton for allowing me to fulfill all of my boyhood dreams. I couldn't have done it without you."


Faneca played 10 years with the Steelers, the Jets from 2008-09 and the Cardinals last season, and he was elected to the Pro Bowl every year from 2001-09.

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hgtrerte
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:56 am
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tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:02 am
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Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:24 am
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

I definitely would not consider him a "shoe-in" for the Hall of Fame.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:12 am
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

Good List of Left Guards.  Faneca will definitely get in eventually...



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 10:10 am
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

Good Post!!! Definitely a solid, steady player over his career.  A sure HOF'er with 9 Pro Bowls in 13 years...



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 9:17 am
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

solid player, HOF'er just likely not 1st or 2nd ballot. 



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:01 am
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

How is that even a serious question TwistedMoFo?  lol.  JK.  A shoe in hall of famer that's been paving the way for RBs for over a decade.  Class act professional. 

Hes an outstanding player.... not questioning that.  But its hard to get in when you are an interior lineman, and probably not the best at his position in his era.  Thats all Im saying.




Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 7:57 am
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

Best wishes to a great, class act.


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Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:10 am
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Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Alan Faneca, 9-time Pro Bowler, retires

No, the 2011 Panthers are going to be the next Panthers with a HORRIBLE draft and letting their best players leave via FA.

Cam Newton, REALLY?


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