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Ryan Kerrigan Retires With Washington

Ryan Kerrigan Retires
Sep 13, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Ryan Kerrigan (91) celebrates after sacking Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (not pictured) in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Kerrigan is officially retiring after an 11-year NFL career in the NFL mostly with Washington. The 33-year-old spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles but only started in two games after spending the previous 10 seasons with Washington where he proved to be one of the most underrated players in the league.

Kerrigan will sign a one-day with the Washington Commanders to retire with the team that drafted him 11 years ago. 

He racked up a whopping 95.5 sacks in his career, which is the most all-time in Washington football history. He earned that record by passing team legend Dexter Manley in 2020 when he earned 5.5 sacks in his final season with the team. 

Kerrigan was drafted by Washington in the first round of the 2011 draft out of Purdue. He was a unanimous All-American and Big Ten Defensive player of the year in his final college season and he would ride that wave of momentum into a successful pro career.

In his final year in the league with the Philadelphia Eagles, he wouldn’t see much action only, but he would make one last impact in the playoffs. In the divisional game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he secured 1.5 sacks despite the team losing the game.

His career accolades include being named to the 2011 PFWA All-Rookie team, he made four Pro Bowls, he also led the league in forced fumbles in 2014 and tackles for loss in 2016.