Word out of Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. is that Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott will hold a press conference at One Buccaneer Place on Thursday to announce his retirement from the National Football League.
Alstott, 34, spent the 2007 regular season on injured reserve after sustaining his second neck injury since 2003 in training camp. His original neck injury required season-ending surgery and put his playing career in doubt.
The Buccaneers originally drafted Alstott in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He quickly established himself as a fan favorite and soon was referred to by many as the "A-Train" due to his ability to run defenders over with the ball in his hands.
A six-time Pro Bowler, Alstott owns the franchise record for most rushing touchdowns (58) and total touchdowns (71). He currently ranks second in franchise history with 5,088 yards. In addition, the Buccaneers were 44-14 when Alstott scored a touchdown.
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