Nnamdi Asomugha Retires As An Oakland Raider

News & Views | Bené Viera | 12/30/2013 | 08:48 AM EST

Nnamdi Asomugha retires from the NFL as an Oakland Raider.

Oakland Raider player Nnamdi Asomugha, the husband of Kerry Washington, as officially announced his retirement from the NFL.

At the young age of 32, the newlywed and soon-to-be dad is calling it quits after 11 years in the league as a cornerback. For over two years, he was one of the most prized free agents in the game.

In 2003, Asomugha came into the league as a first-round pick for the Raiders. For the eight seasons he played with the Raiders they weren’t a winning team, but Asomugha had a stellar career. He made three Pro-Bowls and was a two-time first-time All Pro. In the summer of 2011 he signed a five year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and was cut after two years. He played just three games this season for the San Francisco 49ers.

During his retirement announcement at the Raider’s Headquarters he was joined by three of the Raider’s best defensive backs: Charles Woodson, Hall of Famer Willie Brown and Lester Hayes.

"I'm just grateful to be back, grateful for everything to go full circle," Asomugha said. "For all of the achievements and awards, to be able to retire as a Raider ranks highest among all of those."

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