Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald announces retirement

In addition to those 111 career sacks, he also amassed 790 pressures, 543 total tackles (176 for loss), 256 QB hits, 24 forced fumbles and 21 passes defensed across 154 career games (150 starts). Donald also appeared in 11 playoff games, including two Super Bowls, and notched 34 tackles (19 solo), 6.0 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 51 pressures, 16 quarterback hits, 34 hurries and one pass defended.

“The great players in our league elevate the people around them and Aaron has modeled the way for our team as long as I’ve been with the Rams,” head coach Sean McVay said. “He’s an elite competitor, someone who leads by example in a way that’s authentic to him, and an exceptional teammate who inspires everyone around him to be the best version of themselves. As great of a player he is, he’s an even better person. He is truly one of one and epitomizes everything that’s right about sports. I will forever cherish the memories we’ve made and will always be grateful for how he poured everything into this game and into our team. He’s meant a lot to me personally and to my family.”

“There will never be another Aaron Donald,” general manager Les Snead said.

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