Rashard Mendenhall retires from the NFL after 6 years in the league

On Sunday afternoon, Rashard Mendenhall’s agent, Mike McCartney, confirmed on Twitter that his client was retiring from the NFL.

Mendenhall spent a total of six years in the league, five for the Pittsburgh Steelers and one with the Arizona Cardinals. He was drafted out of Illinois in 2008 with the 23rd overall pick.

Mendenhall will finish his career with 1,081 carries for 4,236 yards and 37 touchdowns. His most successful year came in 2010 when he rushed for 1,273 yards. The only other season in which he broke the 1,000-yard mark was in 2009, with 1,108.