NFL defensive player Aaron Donald retires, what’s next for the Rams?  

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   March 16, 2024   Update on : March 16, 2024

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Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald announced his retirement on Friday after a standout 10-year career with the American football team.

Donald, 32, made his announcement to step away from the game by making a post on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, reports CBS News.  

The NFL player said in the announcement that he has given his everything to football both mentally and physically throughout his career. The 365 days a year was dedicated to becoming the best football player.

Aaron Donald spent his entire 10-year professional career with the Los Angeles Rams. He started in St. Louis and then went to Los Angeles with the franchise when it moved.

The three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year leaves the game with an unassailable resume.

The defensive lineman was a 10-time Pro Bowler– eight-time first-team All-Pro, three-time Defensive Player of the Year, and 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Aaron Donald also won the Super Bowl with the Rams in 2021.

Donald finished his career with 543 tackles, 111 sacks, 176 tackles for loss and 260 quarterback hits in 154 games.

The player, who started 150 of those games, was greatness personified on the field.

According to the team’s website, there will never be another Aaron Donald.

Donald was a standout at Penn Hills High School in the Pittsburgh area and the University of Pittsburgh before getting drafted.

Donald and Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders are the only players in the history of the NFL to play at least 10 seasons, according to ESPN.


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