Patriots Tedy Bruschi To Retire

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August 30, 2009 at 10:17pm ET

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NBC Sports reported Sunday night during the Sunday night football telecast that Tedy Bruschi will be announcing his retirement from the NFL tomorrow.

This concludes a fantastic 13-year career in New England. He will definitely be missed by all of us, and we have certainly enjoyed watching him during his time here in New England.

Bruschi was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft and has played his entire career with the Patriots. He's been a part of all three Super Bowl championship teams, and has played on five of the six Patriots teams to reach the Super Bowl.

He is also an inspiration to many, after just days after playing in the 2005 Pro Bowl, he was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a mild stroke. After months of rehabilitation (which initially included partial paralysis), he miraculously made an amazing return in October of that season against the Buffalo Bills (in a nationally televised game no less) - which later earned him 'AFC Defensive Player of The Week' honors, along with 'NFL Comeback Player of the Year' after the season was over.

He was an amazing player, and it will be interesting to see if coaching could possibly be in his future as well. Hopefully we'll learn more tomorrow as the Patriots have announced they will hold a 10:45 press conference for a "special announcement".

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