Former 49ers offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore on Monday announced his retirement from the NFL.
Kilgore, 33, was a fifth-round pick of the 49ers in the 2011 draft. After playing tackle at Appalachian State in college, he moved to the interior where he carved out a role for 10 NFL seasons. Kilgore spent his first seven years with the 49ers and eventually became a starter in 2014. He left the Bay Area for Miami and spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Dolphins before landing with the Chiefs for the 2020 campaign.
His retirement announcement was posted on Twitter with the caption, “Been one hell of a ride!”
Been one hell of a ride! pic.twitter.com/O7T96cyaaR
— Daniel Kilgore (@DanielKilgore67) July 26, 2021
“I fulfilled a childhood dream of playing in the NFL,” he wrote in a statement. “Playing for these historically great teams was truly an honor and such a blessing. I walk away holding my head high knowing what I accomplished along the way. Looking forward to the next chapter with my family.
Kilgore will hang up his pads following a successful decade in the NFL. He played in 98 games with 60 starts, and participated in two Super Bowls.