A real class-act and great witness of Jesus hangs up his cleats.
Quarterback Kurt Warner announced his retirement Friday from the NFL after 12 seasons, a year after leading the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl and weeks after leading them to the second round of the playoffs.
"Not much on the drama part of it, as most of you know," Warner said to begin a news conference at the Cardinals' training facility in Tempe, Ariz.
"Obviously, it's been 12 unbelievable years, some of the best years of my life," a composed Warner said Friday. "But I want everybody to know that I'm just as excited about the next 12, that I'm excited about what lies in front of me. I'm excited about spending more time with my family, and seeing what God's going to do next."
Since the Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs in a 45-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints on divisional playoff weekend, Warner has spent his days huddling over his decision with family and his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
Warner has been voted to five Pro Bowls and became the second quarterback in history to throw more than 100 touchdown passes for two NFL franchises.