Former Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix announced his retirement from football Tuesday morning.
“This game has given me everything I could ask for and everything I needed,” Nix said on Instagram. “GOD blessed me with a talent that allowed me to touch so many souls all across the world and I’m trebly grateful for it.”
Nix also had a farewell message for Pittsburgh, where he played the bulk of his career.
“To the Steelers and Steeler nation, there is no other fanbase or stadium I would have wanted to play in front of every Sunday,” he said. “I’m forever indebted to you all! Thank you for all the amazing memories and experiences.”
After playing his college ball as a defensive lineman at Kent State, Nix signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He was cut by the club later that summer.
Nix then signed with the Steelers and never looked back, spending five seasons in Pittsburgh and earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2018. He had just two touchdowns – one rushing, one receiving – over his Steeler career, but Nix’s true impact was as a lead blocker and on special teams.