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Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, marking the end of a career spanning 13 seasons for the former sixth-round draft pick.

Originally drafted in 2009 by the Tennessee Titans, with whom he played eight seasons, McCourty went from lowest level in the NFL to experience highs. He was part of the winners Cleveland Browns in 2017, but then won a Super Bowl ring the following season with the New England Patriots while playing alongside his twin brother Devin.

“These past 13 seasons have been one hell of a journey,” Jason McCourty said in an Instagram post. “And as I reflect and look at my career, I have exceeded any and every expectation I set for myself in 2009 – and that’s what I am most proud of when I look back at my career.”

McCourty made one of the biggest plays of Super Bowl LIII, running into the end zone to break a wide-open Brandin Cook pass. New England beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.

While the championship was exclusive to McCourty, so too was playing with his twin brother for three seasons (44 games, 33 starts).

One of the most memorable exchanges between the two was in celebration after the Patriots’ 37–31 win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. As they shared an emotional embrace, Devin — who had already won two Super Bowls — was delighted with Jason: “Welcome to the Super Bowl! Welcome to the Super Bowl!”

Jason McCourty signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2021, playing seven games before being placed on injured reserve at the end of the season in October 2021.

A five-time captain, McCourty was known for his leadership skills on and off the field. He was named team captain during his lone season in Miami and won the Don Shula Leadership Award, despite playing less than half the season.

McCourty and his brother were also NFLPA Community MVPs in 2018 after raising $200,000 to tackle sickle sales – a cause they both have been passionately advocating for throughout their careers. For their work, both received Walter Peyton Man of the Year nominations.

In total, Jason McCourty played 173 regular-season games in 13 games, with 18 interceptions, nine forced fumbles, and four total touchdowns.

ESPN’s Mike Rees contributed to this report.

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