Anthony Chickillo Retires

Dec 8, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo (56) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

A free-agent linebacker who spent six seasons in the NFL announced his retirement on Sunday. Anthony Chickillo, who played for the Steelers, Saints, and Broncos, took to Instagram for the announcement.

In his post, he said, “To all my family, friends, and fans today I announce my retirement from the game of football. I’d like to thank @canesfootball @steelers @saints @broncos for the opportunity of a lifetime. My whole life my dream was to go to the University of Miami and play in the NFL. I am so grateful for the opportunity and thankful for every one of the teams that gave me a shot. The game of football is a part of my family and will always be forever. Thank you for the support everyone!”

Chickillo, who was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft, mainly serviced as a backup outside linebacker and a special teams player for the Black and Yellow.

Now that he achieved his dream of playing in the NFL, Anthony Chickillo is ready to move on to his next endeavor.