Report: Mike Vrabel Confirms Retirement, Will Coach Linebackers at Ohio State


Three-time Super Bowl Champion Mike Vrabel confirmed his retirement from the NFL on Monday morning, according to the Washington Post.

Vrabel, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, also announced that he will be taking over as linebacker coach at his alma mater, Ohio State.

Drafted in the third round by the Steelers in 1997, Vrabel spent three years in Pittsburgh before becoming a Patriot. In New England, he led a defense alongside Tedy Bruschi that helped the team win three Super Bowls in four seasons.

He was selected to his first and only Pro Bowl in 2007. In New England, he is not only remembered as an anchor in Bill Belichick's 3-4 defensive scheme, but as a clutch short-yardage receiver. His two Super Bowl touchdowns makes him one of only 17 players to have two or more receptions in Super Bowl history.

Vrabel was traded to Kansas City along with Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel for the Chiefs' second-round pick in the 2009 draft.

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