NFL veteran center Jeff Saturday will hang up his cleats and call it a career on Sunday following the 2013 Pro Bowl. Saturday was believed to have been considering his retirement during the week and he erased all doubts on Friday when he appeared on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis.
Saturday confirmed he would be retiring following this weekend’s game.
“We’ll finish it with sunsets in Hawaii and call it a much better career than I would have anticipated,” Saturday said on the Grady and Big Joe Show.
An undrafted free agent who was cut by the Baltimore Ravens in 1998 sure did make a heck of a career for himself. Saturday earned himself six bids to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl championship as an anchor on he Indianapolis Colts offensive line. Saturday was also a key part of the negotiations during the 2011 NFL lockout as a member of the Executive Committee for the players.
It was a great journey for such an unheralded player coming out of college. Saturday just goes to show that anyone with a dream can make it happen if they are willing to put in the hard work day after day.
Congrats to Jeff Saturday on an incredible career and best of luck in his future endeavors. If there is one thing we’ve learned from Saturday, it is that he is a highly motivated individual and can make anything happen.