Former Seahawks' cornerback/safety Walter Thurmond has called it a career. This has been rumored for a few months, but until now we hadn't heard anything official.
The 28-year old defensive back has retired after six seasons in the league, and will pursue other passions. Per SportingNews:
Thurmond, 28, appears to have plans for life after football, as he's been involved in filmmaking. He has produced three films already and has his name attached to three more. He also is directing a documentary with singer-songwriter Eddie Levert, who was the lead singer for the R&B group The O'Jays.
Thurmond fell to the fourth round for the Seahawks because of injuries and then had a string of injuries that forced him to miss time in every year of his career except 2015, when he played safety for the Eagles.
Thurmond won a Super Bowl while playing a key role for the Seahawks in 2013, and had his best statistical season last year with the Eagles, when he racked up 71 tackles, 3 picks, 7 passes defensed, and 2 forced fumbles.
He will probably be most fondly remembered though for his elite fashion sense.
another day, another amazing walter thurmond outfit pic.twitter.com/gfPfOkmqsG— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 17, 2013
Walter Thurmond earned a "C'mon man!" from ESPN Monday Night Football for wearing this outfit. LOL #Steampunk pic.twitter.com/j2h0rbN9mG— Victoria Kenobi (@ObiHawkKenobi) October 15, 2013