Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Veteran cornerback Steven Nelson retires from professional football

Steven Nelson, a 31-year-old veteran cornerback, has announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons in the league. Wilson of KPRC reported that Nelson had interest from several teams including the Texans, Raiders, Giants, Rams, Commanders and Dolphins. However, he ultimately decided to step away from the game to spend more time with his family and focus on his various business ventures.

Nelson spoke about his journey from a small town with limited resources to playing at Oregon State and overcoming various trials and tribulations to have a successful NFL career. He is proud of his legacy but feels it is time to retire. Drafted by the Chiefs in the third round in 2015, Nelson played four seasons in Kansas City, two in Pittsburgh, one in Philadelphia, and the past two years in Houston. Last season, he intercepted a career-high five passes and returned one for a touchdown in a wild-card playoff win over the Browns. In his 130-game career with 115 starts, Nelson accumulated 13 interceptions, 87 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one sack, 456 tackles and 11 tackles for losses.

Although he is retiring now, Nelson did not completely rule out the possibility of a return to the NFL in the future as he said he will miss playing football but wants to spend more time with his wife who is pregnant and their family while focusing on his business ventures.

By Aiden Nguyen

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