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UPDATE: Ryan Longwell retires a Green Bay Packer

UPDATED Tuesday, August 13, 2013 --- 3:31 p.m.

Ryan Longwell retires a Green Bay Packer

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

GREEN BAY - Ryan Longwell retired a Green Bay Packer Tuesday.

The kicker played in Green Bay from 1997 until 2005. He then played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 until 2011.

During his news conference Tuesday at Lambeau Field, Longwell reflected upon his NFL career.

“I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished over here,” Longwell said. “I felt like I had a great run in Minnesota, but you know I was blessed. I was blessed to live what is the Packers experience for 9 years.”

Longwell further stated, “You know this is my first team. Sarah and I grew up here and this was our NFL experience. And we were so blessed to see this whole operation from the other side, from the visiting sideline, from the visiting locker room, from the other side of the state line and see just how special, not just the tradition and the fan base, but the people here are and how crazy the fans are."

Longwell scored 1,054 points during his nine years in Green Bay, a team record. He also holds the team records for field goals (226), field-goal percentage (81.6), seasons leading the team in field goals (9), extra points (376), 100-point seasons (8) and consecutive games scoring (144).

Longwell's 964 points between 1997 and 2004 led the NFL.

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Posted Monday, August 12, 2013 --- 4:11 p.m.

Former kicker Ryan Longwell has decided to retire a Packer, according to the team's website.

Longwell is the all-time leading scorer in franchise history.

Longwell scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career (1997-2005) in Green Bay, connecting on 226 field goals and 376 extra points.

He ranks 13th ranks on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,687 career points.

Longwell played the final six seasons of his career (2006-11) with the Minnesota Vikings.


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