CLEVELAND – Ted Ginn Jr. returned to Glanville High School on Friday to announce his NFL retirement.
The 36-year-old former Ohio State receiver and returner played for his father Ted Sr. in Glanville before moving to the Buckeyes and the NFL.
“I have devoted my whole life to football so far,” Jin said. “I’m going out in peace. … On my own terms, not by force.
Ginn spent 14 seasons in the NFL with Miami, San Francisco, Carolina, Arizona, New Orleans and Chicago. In 193 regular season games, he made 412 receptions for 5,742 yards – an average of 13.9 yards a catch – and 33 touchdowns. He also returned four punts and three kickoffs for touchdowns.
He took three catches for 40 yards in six matches with Chicago last season.