Delanie Walker, former Tight End for the Titans and the 49ers, has officially announced his retirement from the NFL.
Walker was drafted into the NFL by the San Francisco 49ers in 2006. Since then, he played a total of 14 seasons in the NFL. Following his stint with the 49ers that lasted seven seasons, he joined the Titan in 2013. He played for the Tennessee team till the 2019 season before he was released due to a severe injury.
In 2022, Walker signed with the Titans for a one-day deal so that he can retire as part of the team. In a retirement statement on the Team website, the 38-year-old bid his farewell. “Playing this game, I did it for so long, I am so thankful,” stated Walker. “I would say it worked out better than I could have imagined.”
The Titans official also congratulated Walker on a successful career. “I want to congratulate Delanie on a fantastic NFL career,” remarked Adams Strunk. “His impact on our team and in our community is undoubtedly one to be celebrated and set a standard for others. He was a true professional in everything he did and was one of the key players who helped our organization reach the level of success that we have sustained for several years now.”
With 3x Pro-Bowl to his name, Delanie Walker is walking out as one of the most accomplished tight ends in NFL history. Tennessee Titans have arranged a halftime ceremony on Oct 20 at the Nissan Stadium to honor Walker as he retires from the game.