Penn State’s second leading tackler of all-time called it career today in the NFL.
Paul Posluszny, he of 372 career tackles, announced today that was retiring as a Jacksonville Jaguar.
For those of us of a certain age, Posluszny is the face of an era of Penn State football. As a young teen, I watched Posluszny lead Penn State’s rise back to national prominence in the mid-2000s. During his four years, he twice was named a consensus All-American, twice was selected as the Chuck Bednarik Award winner and one was named the winner of the Dick Butkus Award.
Poz, as he was affectionately called, was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft at No. 34 by the Buffalo Bills.
He spent the first four years of his career in Buffalo before joining the Jags in 2010.
Posluszny was known as one of the league’s most consistent defensive players as he rarely missed a game in his career and was rewarded with his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2013.
In 2017, Poz finally made his first trip to the NFL playoffs with the Jags, reaching the AFC Championship Game before falling to New England.
In all, Posluszny made 1,214 tackles, 16 sacks in 15 interceptions in what many would consider an above average pro career.
Congratulations Poz, and thank you for all the fantastic moments you gave us on the field.