Garrett Celek announces retirement

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Garrett Celek said during Super Bowl week that he was contemplating retirement.

His decision came less than a week later.

Celek, 31, announced his retirement Friday.

“I can’t thank the 49ers organization enough for giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams and all of the countless relationships I’ve made along the way, especially my tight ends,” Celek wrote on social media. “Thanks for supplying me with endless stories and memories. Niner Faithful, thank you for cheering me on these past eight seasons. Love y’all. Celektime is clockin’ out.”

Celek went back on injured reserve Dec. 12, ending his season.

He required surgery last June to repair a herniated disk at the L-4 and L-5 levels, starting the season on injured reserve. Celek played five games after returning from IR but re-injured his back.

He told NBCSportsBayArea.com he will not require another procedure on his back.

Celek finishes his career with 82 receptions, 1,104 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 91 games.

8 responses to “Garrett Celek announces retirement

  1. Man some people on here are like sheep. Once deion mentioned there were too many in the hall of fame, so many on here are quick to comment on that and repeat what he said. Think for yourselves. Why didnt you have that opinion before deion mentioned it? And speaking of deion, do any of you remember his hall of fame speech? When he said all that flash and flamboyance he had was(in T.O.s crying voice”thats my quarterback”) “that was for my mama!” Something like, I did it for my mama so she didnt have to struggle. Pfffft. Gtfoh! He did it because he was full of himself.

  2. bird2urmother says:
    February 7, 2020 at 8:48 pm
    Man some people on here are like sheep. Once deion mentioned there were too many in the hall of fame, so many on here are quick to comment on that and repeat what he said. Think for yourselves.

    What the heck are you talking about? Did you see the last HOF class? Not even just NFL but MLB too. I’m a Small Hall guy. If I have to think about it for more than 5 seconds, it’s a NO.

  3. bird2urmother says:
    February 7, 2020 at 8:48 pm
    Man some people on here are like sheep. Once deion mentioned there were too many in the hall of fame, so many on here are quick to comment on that and repeat what he said.
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    You’re joking right? Because I’ve been very outspoken about too many and average players getting in the HoF ever since 2016 when Brett(INT King) Favre got in and I really got vocal about it the following year when Terrell(Half Career) Davis got in! So if anything Deion is the sheep.

    BTW 7 times in 20 seasons Favre threw as many or more INTs that TDs, that’s NOT a HoF worthy QB!

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