CLEVELAND – Ted Ginn Jr returned to Glenville High School on Friday to announce his NFL retirement.
The 36-year-old Ohio State ex and returnee played for his father, Ted Sr., in Glenville before moving on to the Buckeyes and NFL.
“I have devoted my entire life to football until now,” said Ginn. “I will go out in peace. … On my own terms, no compulsion. “
Ginn spent 14 seasons in the NFL with Miami, San Francisco, Carolina, Arizona, New Orleans and Chicago. In 193 regular-season games, he had 412 contacts for 5,742 yards – an average of 13.9 yards per catch – and 33 touchdowns. He also returned four hits and three kickoffs for touchdowns.
Last season, in six games against Chicago, he had three catches from 40 yards.