Former Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings retires from NFL


Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings has made the decision to retire from the National Football League after 10 seasons in the league.

Greg Jennings. He’s one of those players who fans won’t forget about any time soon. Over the course of 10 seasons in the NFL, Jennings caught 571 passes for 8,291 receiving yards, and 64 touchdowns.

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Within those 10 years, he spent time with three different organizations: the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. While he spent a majority of his career with the Packers, Jennings has found a home in Minnesota and had made the state the place where he hangs up his shoes at night.

Now, those shoes will spend a lot more time hung up. On Monday, July 25, 2016, Jennings announced that he will retire from the National Football League to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests.

Greg Jennings made the announcement on the YouTube channel of Famileague, where he expresses his “Be Great” mantra to his fans. Here is that video as shared on YouTube:

The video focuses heavily on his family. It hits all the right notes as to what retirement means to Jennings, including more time with his wife and children, going to social events, being on television shows, and working with his charity.

While Jennings may not be in the NFL anymore, it can be expected that his “Be Great” organization and motivational ways will continue. On and off the field, the former wide receiver was inspirational to fellow players, fans, and children all over the world and made every team he played for over the years a classier organization.

On Twitter, the official Minnesota Vikings account thanked Greg Jennings for his time with the team. Here is that post from their Twitter account:

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Fans of the Minnesota Vikings should be proud that the franchise had some time with Greg Jennings. He always acted with class and was willing to do whatever was asked of him for the team. Congratulations on a great career, Mr. Jennings and thank you for spending some of that time with the Vikings.