Mike Iupati retires after 11 seasons

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Mike Iupati, a guard who was a first-round draft pick in 2010 and went to four Pro Bowls, has retired.

“My body was telling me it was time to close the door,” Iupati told the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Idaho, where he went to college.

A first-round pick of the 49ers in 2010, Iupati played five seasons in San Francisco, four in Arizona and two in Seattle.

“I fell in love with Seattle,” he said. “The organization was first class. They were so good to me.”

Iupati made the Pro Bowl for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015 and was a first-team All-Pro in 2012.

4 responses to “Mike Iupati retires after 11 seasons

  1. Another reason Wilson will want out of Seattle – he barely had any protection at it was last year, and now with Iupati leaving there is one less guy he could count on to make his block.

  2. northernpackfan says:
    February 22, 2021 at 4:56 pm
    Another reason Wilson will want out of Seattle – he barely had any protection at it was last year, and now with Iupati leaving there is one less guy he could count on to make his block.
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    Seriously?? Iuapti was the “Starter” but he hardly ever played this year, and when he did, Wilson received a turnstile block from his LG. Loved the signing when the Hawks got him, but he should’ve called it before joining the hawks unfortunately. Great player back in the day with the 49ers but not recently….This was more inevitable happening and Wilson probably knew he was leaving and knew what the hawks had on the roster behind him and didn’t want to head into next season with those options. Don’t blame Wilson for thinking that way, but his approach to making this happen is to most people unprofessional, but now looking like if you don’t do it this way you’re not going to be heard so now it’s the right thing to do….Thanks Mark Rogers.

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