Running back DeMarco Murray, a three-time Pro Bowler and former Offensive Player of the year, announced his retirement from professional football on ESPN's "NFL Live" on Friday.
Murray played seven seasons in the NFL for three different teams. He was drafted out of Oklahoma in 2011 by the Dallas Cowboys, which is where he spent the bulk of his career. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, and suited up for the Tennessee Titans in 2016 and 2017.
In 2014, Murray was named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year. His statistics are off the charts.
DeMarco Murray has announced his retirement from the NFL on ESPN's NFL Live. Since being drafted in 2011, Murray's production ranked among the best in the NFL.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 13, 2018
During his career, he ranked 3rd in Rush attempts (1,604), 3rd in Rush yards (7,174) and 4th in Rush TD (49). pic.twitter.com/Ij2S4YNtW6
"I think it's time for me to hang it up, as hard as it is. It's bittersweet, but I think for me, it's the right timing for myself and my family moving forward," said the 30-year-old native of Las Vegas.
Murray was released by the Tennessee Titans at the end of the 2017 season.
Fans perhaps received a major hint about Murray's future on Thursday when Murray posted a photo of himself in front of an ESPN sign to his Instagram story. Murray was dressed for an on-camera appearance and captioned his photo, "Stay tuned".
In nine career games against the Redskins, Murray rushed for a combined 584 yards and scored four touchdowns.