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Former Pro Bowler Vince Wilfork announces retirement in Kingsford Charcoal commercial

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He played 11 seasons in New England, winning a Super Bowl in his first and his final season with the Patriots.

He has accumulated 559 combined tackles, two Super Bowl championships and five Pro Bowl selections.

After 13 National Football League season, Big Vince is calling it a career.

Here is the tweet where Wilfork announced his departure from the NFL. When Wilfork left New England prior to the 2015 season to join the Texans, he was brought in to stabilize a talented defensive line anchored by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney.

With the Houston Texans the last three seasons, Vince Wilfork was a captain and a vocal leader for one of the best defenses in the NFL. Wilfork was a leader for the New England Patriots both on and off the field.

The post was sponsored by Kingsford charcoal and Wilfork attached a cheeky video to go along with the announcement.

Well y'all - it's been a great run, but the time has come.

"I'm moving on to smoked meats, fellas".

The end of the video also reveals plans for "Vince's Farewell Tailgate" in New England before the Pats' season opener against the Chiefs on September 7.

"Peace out! I'm outta here!" he exclaims in the ad, which also shows him clicking his heals as he heads off into the sunset. "I'll be back, but not on that field", Wilfork said.