Stephen Tulloch is walking away from pro football.
Known for his durability, Tulloch didn’t miss a start over his first eight campaigns in the league, initially operating as a productive presence in the middle for the Titans, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Tulloch then spent 2011 through 2015 with the Lions before capping his career last season in Philadelphia. The 5-foot-11, 245-pounder out of North Carolina State was well-liked by teammates, serving as a captain in both Tennessee and Detroit.
Active in the community, Tulloch enjoyed a brand of longevity plenty of players can only dream of. With his starting days over, though, the choice to march into the next phase of life makes plenty of sense.