Daniel Kilgore Retires From NFL

That’s a wrap for Daniel Kilgore. On Monday, the longtime NFL center announced his retirement on Instagram, capping his career after ten pro seasons. 

After an unforgettable decade, I am announcing my retirement from the NFL,” Kilgore wrote. “My love for the game of football will never go away, but I have decided that at this point in my life it is time to retire.”

Kilgore, 33, caught on with the Chiefs late in the 2020 preseason. He started three games for Kansas City between Weeks 6 and 8, but he only saw three more regular season games the rest of the way, with two of those outings seeing him collect a total of only five offensive snaps. Kilgore appeared in the Chiefs’ win over the Bills in the AFC Championship, playing on six special teams snaps. He also took the field for the Chiefs’ Super Bowl showdown against the Bucs.

Despite a number of injuries, Kilgore managed a lengthy NFL career with 98 appearances and 60 total starts for the 49ers, Dolphins, and Chiefs. We here at PFR wish him the best in retirement.

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