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Former Falcons Pro Bowler Roddy White retires from the NFL

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Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Longtime Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday in a series of tweets.

White did not play football last season after being released by the Falcons, but had not officially retired until now. He finishes his career with a franchise-record 10,863 receiving yards and 808 receptions — over 200 more than Terance Mathis, who is second on the list. He is one of just 45 receivers to hit 10,000 yards.

White also holds Falcons records in career receiving touchdowns and is behind only Julio Jones in single-season receiving yards and receptions. A four-time Pro-Bowler and 2010 first team All-Pro, White’s No. 84 will likely hang in the rafters of Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.