Exclusive: Damien Harris, Former NFL Running Back, Announces Retirement after Impressive Career and Time with Bill Belichick and Nick Saban

Former Patriots running back retires from football at age 27

Damien Harris, a 27-year-old former running back for the New England Patriots, announced his retirement from football on Monday night. The Alabama product had an impressive five-season career in the NFL that included playing for two of the greatest head coaches in history – Nick Saban and Bill Belichick.

Harris was selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Patriots and saw limited playing time in his rookie year. However, he quickly emerged as the starting running back in his second season and had a standout year in 2021, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. Despite his success, injuries eventually led to his replacement by Rhamondre Stevenson towards the end of the 2022 season.

In an Instagram post announcing his retirement, Harris expressed gratitude for his time in the game and thanked everyone who supported him along the way. He also acknowledged that it was difficult to make this decision but ultimately felt it was time to move on from football. After leaving the Patriots, Harris spent one season with the Buffalo Bills before deciding to retire from the sport he loves.

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