Ex-Rams 1st Round And All-Pro Linebacker Retires From The NFL

Alec Ogletree

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Former Los Angeles Rams first-round pick, linebacker Alec Ogletree, has officially announced his retirement from the NFL at the age of 31.

The retirement announcement came through an Instagram post shared by Ogletree on Tuesday, marking the end of a professional football career that spanned over nine seasons.

Selected by the Rams in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Ogletree quickly established himself as a formidable force on the team’s defense. In 2016, he achieved the honor of being named a second-team All-Pro, highlighting his exceptional performance and abilities on the field.

The trajectory of Ogletree’s career took a turn when he was traded to the New York Giants in March 2018. After a stint with the Giants, he later joined the New York Jets after being released in 2020. Ogletree’s final chapter as a player unfolded in 2021 when he played for the Chicago Bears.

Ogletree played in 111 career games, leaving an indelible mark on the field with his impressive statistics. He amassed a total of 766 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 12 interceptions, 61 passes defended, four interception returns for touchdowns, 13 forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.