Friday, February 19, 2010

Titans’ punter Hentrich retired after 17 NFL seasons

The Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich announced Wednesday that he decided to retire after spending 17 seasons in the NFL. Turning 39 in 2010, Hentrich finished his career with an average of 42.9 yards per punt on 1,150 attempts.

“I think overall it was a successful career and I wouldn’t trade a second of it,” Hentrich said in a statement released through the Titans. “Consistency is what I’ve tried to pride myself on my whole career.”

Hentrich’s retirement means the Titans have no more connection to the 1999 Super Bowl team. Putting on Titans jersey in 1998, Hentrich was considered by Coach Jeff Fisher a tremendous athlete at the punter position. He averaged 46.9 yards per punt on nine kicks in 2009 season but suffered a calf injury in the second game against the Houston Texans and was put on injured reserve since then.

Before joining the Titans, Hentrich was with the Green Bay Packers for four seasons. And he made his first Super Bowl appearance in Packers jersey when the Packers won the Super Bowl in 1996.

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