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Adam Vinatieri, 45, has no plans of retiring ‘anytime soon’

The Indianapolis Colts signed kicker Adam Vinatieri to a one-year deal, which will take him through the age of 46 this season. But, this does not mean Vinatieri will put his Hall of Fame career to rest after 2018.

This is what he had to say about continuing to play for the foreseeable future.

“I love it as much today as I had when I started 23 years ago,” Vinatieri said, per Andrew Walker of the team’s official website. “I’m not looking to hang them up anytime soon, unless something happens that needs to be that way.”

Not many folks share the same passion about their careers so many years after they first started working. Vinatieri goes against the grain here.

Still nailing the uprights with the best of them, Vinateiri converted 85.3 percent of his field goals with the longest being a 54-yarder.

With that said, he seems good to begin his 23rd year in the league. Vinatieri signed on with the Colts in 2006 after spending 10 seasons with the New England Patriots.

He is both a three-time Pro Bowler and All-Pro and has four Super Bowl championships to boot. We wish him the best of success for how ever many more seasons he wishes to play.