BREAKING NEWS: Steelers Star Who’s Earned $18Million In Career Announces Retirement From football At just 35

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Johnson played eight seasons in the NFL and last appeared in a game in 2022.

He announced his retirement on Sunday via Instagram.

“Eight years, four teams with one goal in mind, create a better life for my family,” Johnson wrote.

The post continued as the University of Miami product wrote that he “never dreamed of being the all time leading rusher of my dream school or being somewhere on the list of all time players to come out of South FL.”

Johnson remains the Hurricanes’ all-time leading rusher (3,519 rushing yards).

“I just wanted an opportunity to play a game to provide a better life for my family and I was able to do jusI want to thank each team for giving me the chance to play and represent your organization and all the fans that supported me through the highs and lows.”t that,” the post continued.

Johnson added, “Last but DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, I want to thank my GOD for allowing me to take this journey and end it in the same health I started it in.

He played with the Browns for four seasons, posting 299 carries for 1,286 yards and five touchdowns.

Johnson also added 235 receptions for 2,170 yards and eight touchdowns.

Cleveland traded Johnson to the Houston Texans before the 2019 season.

He spent two seasons in Houston.

Johnson finished his NFL career with 97 games played, accumulating 2,265 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns on 532 career rush attempts.

He made $15 million during his eight-year career.

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