Brian Waters had a lengthy and impressive career in the NFL. That career is now officially over.
“After a long and wonderful career I have decided to retire,” Waters said in a statement. “I want to thank the coaches, players and fans of the three great organizations that I had the pleasure of working for. First the Dallas Cowboys for giving me my first and last chance of working in the NFL. I will always be grateful. Also the New England Patriots for the most successful season in my career. It was a great ride. Lastly the Kansas City Chiefs where I had pleasure of enjoying eleven wonderful seasons, which I will never forget.
“I want to thank the many family, friends and my hometown of Waxahachie, Texas for being great supporters. Finally I want to thank my kids for being my greatest motivations. I fought hard daily to make you proud me. If the rest of my life can be half as good as the last 15 years, I will be one of the luckiest people on earth.”
Waters spent 11 seasons with the Chiefs, one with the Patriots, and a final year with the Cowboys. In 2012, Waters didn’t play.
A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, Waters was the 2009 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. In time, he could gather momentum as a potential candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.