Former Patriots running back retires from football at age 27

From Nick Saban to Bill Belichick: Damien Harris’s Gratitude and Retirement from Football at the Age of 27

Damien Harris, an Alabama product and former running back for the New England Patriots, announced his retirement from football at the age of 27 on Monday night. Over the course of his five-season NFL career, he had a standout year in 2021, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. However, injuries eventually led to his replacement by Rhamondre Stevenson towards the end of the 2022 season.

In an Instagram post, Harris expressed gratitude for his time in the game and the opportunities he had to compete at the highest level. He acknowledged the mentors and coaches who helped shape his football journey, including Nick Saban and Bill Belichick, whom he described as the two greatest head coaches of all time. After leaving the Patriots, Harris spent one season with the Buffalo Bills before ultimately deciding to retire from the sport he loves.


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