Former Texans and Lions S Glover Quin “Walking Away from Game of Football”

Glover Quin (27) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/Shutterstock

Safety Glover Quin is retiring from professional football after playing 10 years in NFL. Quin, who spent the 2018 season with Detroit, confirmed his decision in a text message to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.

“Playing professional sports was always a dream of mine. Football was the route I chose and God blessed me to be able to persevere through all the hardships and play 10 years in the NFL,” – Quin wrote. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity I had to play in the NFL with such great players and two great organizations.”

Quin added that he always envisioned ending his career after 10 years, so it was time for him to “walk away from the game of football.”

“I always only wanted to play 10 years,” – he explained. “Said if I was able to walk off the field after the last game in Year 10, it would be really hard for me to walk back on. I’m young, I’m healthy and I got a lot of life to live. So I’m walking away from the game of football.”

Following Quin’s retirement announcement, Lions congratulated the 33-year-old on social media.

Glover Quin entered the league in 2009 as a fourth-round pick by Houston Texans. After four years with the Texans, he decided to sign with Detroit Lions in 2012. Quin proceeded to start in all 96 regular-season games during his six years with the organization.

Quin’s career highlights include one Pro Bowl appearance and NFL Interception Leader honors in 2014. He