Ali Marpet was a Division 3 football player who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round. The 61st overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has called it quits in the NFL after 7 seasons.
The Hobart football standout recently played in the Pro Bowl and is calling it a career with 20 million left on the table. He recently signed a massive deal, so this is a bit stunning. Here is his post on Instagram.
“After seven formidable years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I’ve come to the decision to retire from the game that has given me so much,” Marpet wrote in an Instagram post.
“This organization and the people surrounding it have not only helped fulfill a dream, but also helped build me into the person I am today. I’ve made Tampa Bay my home and I look forward to serving this community in the coming years. To the coaches and teammates, family and friends, an Instagram post simply can’t express the profound impact you’ve had on me. I’m eternally grateful. Thank you Tampa Bay.”