(DETROIT) — Longtime Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement on Thursday, after 21 seasons in the NFL. The two-time Pro Bowler said problems with his heel was the main factor in calling it quits.
Hanson was originally drafted by the Lions out of Washington State with the 56th overall pick in the 1992 NFL draft. He spent his entire career in the Motor City, becoming the first player to play 300 games with one franchise.
The 42-year-old Hanson leaves the gridiron third on the all-time career scoring list with 2,150 points. He also holds the record for most field goals from 50 yards or more, with 52.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN