Seven-time Pro Bowl selection and former Ohio State football player Nick Mangold announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday morning.

In a tweet, Mangold said he would be signing a one-day contract with the New York Jets next week so that the center could retire as an active player.

The tweet included an embedded image of a letter expressing gratitude for his career.

Mangold, who played for the Jets for his entire 11-season career in the National Football League, was released by the team in February of last year. He was not picked up by any other NFL team and sat out last season.

>> Photos: Nick Mangold's football career, from Ohio State to the New York Jets

Mangold played for Ohio State from 2002 through 2005, and was a First Team All-American his senior year.


I will be signing a one day deal with @nyjets next week so I can retire a Jet.

Thank you to all!

J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets!

— Nick Mangold (@nickmangold) April 17, 2018