Andy Levitre retires due to injury at age of 32

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive guard Andy Levitre announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons with an Instagram post on Tuesday.

Citing an injury, he wrote, “my body won’t allow me to continue any longer.”


Levitre finished his 2018 season on injured reserve as a member of the Atlanta Falcons after suffering a triceps injury. During his decade-long career, he was among the league’s most consistent guards and started 143 games.

Originally a second-round pick out of Oregon State back in 2009, he began his career with the the Buffalo Bills. After playing in Buffalo for four seasons, he signed a big free-agency deal with Tennessee in 2013. Two seasons later he was traded to Atlanta, where he helped the Falcons reach Super Bowl LI while famously playing in a playoff game while his wife went into labor with one of their children.