Summer 2024

Super Bowl champion James Ihedigbo thankful to Jesus Christ in retirement announcement

As an undrafted free agent defensive back from the University of Massachusetts, James Ihedigbo wasn’t supposed to make it in the NFL. 10 years later, he’s retiring with a Super Bowl ring and a decade of professional football experiences that nobody can take back. On Monday, he made the announcement official on his Instagram page.

“I’m making it official. I’m stepping away from the game I love and have had the honor of playing since I was 6 years old!! I truly thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the opportunity, but more than anything, for having his hand on my life every step of the way.”

Ihedigbo, 34, played 10 seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl in 2012 with Baltimore and playing in another with New England in 2011. He appeared in 117 career games with 55 starts for the New York Jets, Patriots, Ravens, Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills.

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