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Standing Atop Kilimanjaro, Former Great Raven Haloti Ngata Retires

Standing Atop Kilimanjaro, Former Great Raven Haloti Ngata Retires

I'm not sure it gets any more boss-like than climbing to the top of a massive mountain with a flag to announce your retirement.

NFL star Haloti Ngata's days playing pro football are over, and he had a unique way to announce his retirement.

Ngata captioned the video writing "Just a man standing on top of the world with a heart full of gratitude". A photo of him showed him holding a banner with the Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles' logos on it and a sentence: "I'm retiring from the National Football League on top".

Despite spending time with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions, Ngata will always go down as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

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"Walking away with no regrets, just peace in knowing I gave it my all and had a helluva lot of fun doing it", Ngata said.

For reasons besides his announcement, Ngata was moved by the trip to climb the 19,341-foot peak.

In 167 regular season games, Ngata finished with 498 tackles, 29 ½ sacks, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and five interceptions. He spent nine years of his career with the team, becoming a five-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion. The former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman made a decision to hang up his cleats after 13 years in the league, which also included stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions. He played with Baltimore until 2014, when he was traded to the Detroit Lions.