Vince Wilfork announces retirement in hilarious fashion


A barbecue bidding farewell to the big man will take place September 7 in New England, the night the defending Super Bowl champs open the season against Kansas City. This is a guy who has accomplished as much as anyone on the field and who just wants to have fun without the rigors of the NFL.

Wilfork started as a first-round pick in 2004, emerging as a young contributor to the 2004 Super Bowl champs. "Peace out! I'm out of here!"

Wilfork, a defensive tackle, appeared in 189 games during his 13-year career.

Though he won't be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame until 2022, it's worth discussing whether Wilfork belongs in the Hall.

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In classic Wilfork fashion, the video featured the big man hanging up his cleats and working a grill in his overalls.

In a post on Twitter, Wilfork said "Well y'all - it's been a great run, but the time has come".

It's could be a late one for fans of Wilfork. He was a mentor to numerous players as they entered the league, and having him back in New England could benefit this young Patriots defense.

Wilfork finished his career with 559 tackles, 16 sacks, three interceptions, 26 pass deflections, four forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries during his career. He spent his final two years with the Texans.