Running back Rashad Jennings announced his retirement Friday.
Jennings played eight seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and New York Giants. He will retire as a Giant.
“Obviously, I want to retire as a Giant because I feel that’s where I made my staple as an NFL player on and off the football field,” Jennings said. “The history that this organization has, to be a part of that, is very rewarding and something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.”
Jennings also said he’s retiring because no team has signed him and he’s ready to move on to life outside of football. He was the Season 24 champion of Dancing With The Stars.
Jennings was selected 250th overall (seventh round) by the Jaguars in the 2009 NFL Draft after playing collegiately at Liberty. He spent his first four seasons (2009-12) before signing with the Raiders for a season. Jennings spent his last three seasons with the Giants.
Jennings finishes his career with 930 carries for 3,772 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also caught 191 passes for 1,469 yards and two touchdowns.
“It’s not every day when you get to ask a kid when he’s six years old what you want to do when you get older, and you talk to him at 32 years old and that’s exactly what he’s been doing,” Jennings said. “Because of that I am full, I’m complete, I’m humble, I have no regrets. If I could rewind the tape I would do it the exact same way. I do not have any days where I wish I could have worked a little bit harder, wish I had ate right, wish I had studied more. I did everything I could.”