Vince Wilfork is ready to hang up his cleats. And apparently he is ready to put on his BBQ apron.
The legendary defensive lineman announced his retirement on Monday in one of the more unusual ways we’ve seen so far. In a sponsored ad for Kingsford Charcoal, Wilfork can be seen grilling, dancing, smoking a cigar, and clicking his heels as he made his retirement official.
“No more cleats, I’m moving on to smoked meats,” the Super Bowl winner says with enthusiasm.
For years, Wilfork was the central figure of the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowls as the biggest body along the defensive front. Before that, he did his mauling at the University of Miami, where he won a BCS National Championship in 2001.
What is ahead for the lively and personable star of the Houston Texans’ Hard Knocks? It appears that he intends to pursue an off the field passion: grilling.