Tennessee Titans: Veteran Linebacker Keith Bulluck Retires
Growing up he as always dreamed of playing football, but being a foster child for a solid part of his life really put things into perspective for him. Keith Bulluck was able to play at a college level at Syracuse and signed with the Tennessee Titans after graduation. He truly feels that he accomplished what he considers to be a dream come true.
He is said to be one of the most influential linebackers in Tennessee Titans history but Bulluck will be hanging up the jersey for good as of this weekend. He played a total of eleven seasons in the NFL. For his first ten seasons he played for the Titans (2000-2009) and his final with the New York Giants (2010).
In a press conference today, as he addressed the media personally, he explained just how thankful he is for the opportunities that were given to him through his hard work and dedication over the years.
“I would like to thank my entire football family, starting with Syracuse University, the New York Giants and all my Tennessee Titan teammates, coaches, the entire organization and all the staff members I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Most of all I want to thank the city and the community of Nashville for supporting me and my teammates during my 10 years with the Titans. A very special thanks goes to my family, Heather, Keira, and Kenzi, the best team I’ve ever been a part of.”
He was consistently healthy within his years in the NFL. Bulluck played 135 consecutive games from November 12, 2001- December 20, 2009. Playing in a lot of games has its perks- Bulluck managed to land at the third all-time spot in Titans/Oilers history in total tackles with 1,265. He trails behind linebackers Gregg Bingham with 1,970 and Robert Brazile with 1,281.
He is player that truly gave his all in every game and deserves the ovations that he gets. The coaching staff and franchise appreciated everything he did for the team throughout the year and he paved a great road for the current roster to follow.