A.J. Green is walking away from the game of football.

Green, who played for Georgia from 2008-10, is calling it a career after 12 years in the NFL. He played 11 seasons — he missed all of 2019 due to injury — for the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals.

Here’s his retirement announcement:


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At his peak, Green was one of the best receivers in the NFL. He cleared 1,000 yards in the first 5 seasons of his career with the Bengals. He’s the franchise’s 2nd all-time leading receiver with 9,430 yards, behind only Chad Johnson.

While at Georgia, Green was a huge part of the Bulldogs’ offense in 3 consecutive seasons. He surpassed 800+ receiving yards in all 3 seasons he was in Athens. Green finished his collegiate career with 2,619 yards and 23 touchdowns. He became the 4th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

In 2022 — Green’s final season — he caught 24 passes for 236 yards and 2 touchdowns. Green also made 10 starts for the Cardinals this past season.