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Rams' Donald, 3-time DPOY, retiring at age 32

Aaron Donald, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year who has been selected to 10 Pro Bowls and was named a first-team All-Pro eight times, has announced his retirement from the NFL.

  • Sarah Barshop, ESPN Staff Writer Mar 15, 2024, 12:18 PM ET


      Sarah Barshop covers the Los Angeles Rams for ESPN. She joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Green Bay Packers for ESPN Milwaukee. She then moved to Houston to cover the Texans. She came to ESPN after working as a writer and editor for Sports Illustrated. You can follow her on Twitter @sarahbarshop.

LOS ANGELES -- Ramsdefensive tackle Aaron Donaldannounced his retirement Friday after 10 dominant seasons.

In those 10 seasons, Donald was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, an eight-time first-team All-Pro, a 10-time Pro Bowl selection and the 2014 Defensive Rookie of the Year.

He finished his career with 111 sacks, the second-most among primary defensive tackles in a career (behind John Randle's 137.5) since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982. He holds the Rams' franchise record for career sacks.

Cheers to what's next. Extending a big thank you to the Rams and all of the fans for your support over these last 10 years. Much love.