NFL's Vince Wilfork retires with BBQ ad on Twitter

Vince Wilfork

Wilfork also ranks 14th on the club's all-time tackles list, with 355 tackles in 158 games played. He spent 11 seasons in New England before closing out his career with two seasons as a member of the Houston Texans.

In announcing his retirement on Monday, Wilfork put out a hilarious video showing a pair of cleats hanging in a locker.

But again, the legend of Big Vince Wilfork isn't confined exclusively to the field.

The video ends by noting that "Vince's Farewell Tailgate" will take place September 7 in New England.

"Peace out, I'm outta here, later", he says as he puffs a cigar.

There's no word on whether or not Wilfork will grill up something delicious after Wednesday's press conference, or if he'll be wearing those overalls. The Patriots are at home to Kansas City Chiefs on the opening day of the season. Earlier this summer, he said he was considering retirement after the Texans declined to offer him a new contract. The nose tackle won the Super Bowl twice with the Patriots, and was selected for the Pro Bowl five times, according to the NFL. Wilfork was a leader for the New England Patriots both on and off the field.

Vince Wilfork ends his career with 16 sacks, 370 tackles and three interceptions.

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