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Kerrigan to retire from NFL

Ryan Kerrigan, a 2007 graduate of Muncie Central and a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.

The Washington Commanders drafted him as the No. 16 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played for Washington for 10 years and then played for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2021-22 football season.

Because of his tenure with Washington, he signed a one-day contract with Washington so that he could retire from football organization that drafted him.

Kerrigan played 156 games for Washington and in four Pro Bowls. While with Washington, he also recorded 454 combined tackles and 95.5 sacks. He forced 26 fumbles and had three interceptions, which were returned for touchdowns.

In a July 29, 2022, CBS Sports online story, Kerrigan said, “While I’m thankful for the amazing times and memories I was able to have as a player, I’m equally thankful to know have the wisdom and courage to walk away. We all eventually come to the end of our playing day, and that time now for me.”

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