Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) takes the snap from center Todd McClure (62) against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McClure Announces Retirement On Twitter


Falcons center Todd McClure has one of the more inspiring stories. He was selected in the seventh round of the 1999 draft, and ended up having a fourteen year career.

What is sad is that we won’t see another year added to his career, after announcing his retirement on Twitter Wednesday night.

What we should all remember is that McClure showed up each and every single Sunday. He was a guy that really signified what a captain truly is with his leadership and consistent play on the field.

To add to this news, this means second year player Peter Konz will likely be moved from guard to center, replacing McClure. Konz does have experience playing center since he primarily was a center throughout his collegian career at Wisconsin.

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