Indianapolis – Indianapolis Golds defense begins Carrie Willis He announced on Wednesday that he was retiring after three seasons in the NFL.
“With much prayer and advice, I have chosen to officially retire from the NFL as I seek to dedicate the rest of my life to the further advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Willis, 26, said. Wrote in the Instagram post. “I would like to express my gratitude to my family, friends and all those who have supported me on this journey so far and look forward to your support in my next phase of life.
“I am humbled and encouraged to continue God’s holy calling for my life to bring me so much joy and purpose. Thank you for your support over the years …”
Willis, selected in the fourth round in 2019, became the team’s strongest defender in the first half of his new defense. He finished his career with 219 tackles and four interceptions, starting at 33 of the 39 games he played.
“We are grateful for all the contributions Carrie has made to the Colts over the last three seasons on and off the field,” coach Frank Reich said in a statement. “Carrie’s character, leadership and professionalism will be missed in our locker room as he plays on Sundays. I appreciate and respect his decision to move on to the next stage of his life and ministry, and my prayers will always be with him.”
The Colts had already indicated some defensive status during the season. They signed as a player Rodney McLeod Free agency and select in Maryland Nick Cross 96th overall in this year’s draft. McLeod may have the inner path to start in Willis ’place, and Cross is considered a long-term starter.