After 21 remarkable seasons with the Lions,kicker Jason Hanson has decided to retire, walking away from a career that made him one of the greatest kickers in NFL history and an icon in franchise history.
The 42-year old made 32-of-36 field goal attempts last season. However, a heel injury that surfaced last season and continued to bother him this offseason was a big part of his decision to call it quits. Hanson, a second-round pick in 1992,played in 327 games with the Lions, which is the most by any player with one team. The Washington State product is the NFL-record holder with 52 field goals of 50-plus yards and is third all-time with 2,150 points and 495 field goals.