Two-time Pro Bowl safety Rodney Harrison announced his retirement on Wednesday, saying he is through hitting QBs after a 15-year career for the Patriots and Chargers. "I'm done," he said in a conference call with reporters. "And I'm very much at peace with that. Football has been good to me; I worked hard and I played hard." The 36-year-old Harrison holds the NFL record for DBs with 30 1/2 sacks; he also has 34 interceptions, making him the only player to have at least 30 of each. But the numbers only tell part of the story about a player who had a reputation as one of the hardest hitters in the league , and one of the dirtiest, too."People have called me a dirty player. I'm a very passionate player," Harrison said. "I also understand that this is not volleyball. This is a very violent, physical game, and if you hit someone in the mouth, they're not going to be your friend. That's what the game of football is."
Patriots' safety Harrison announces retirement
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