In a somewhat surprising announcement today, former Mountaineer quarterback, Marc Bulger, announced his retirement from football. Bulger played 11 seasons in the NFL and played in 2 Pro-Bowls while a member of the St. Louis Rams.
Bulger was Joe Flacco's backup last season with the Baltimore Ravens and looked to land somewhere this season where he could potentially start again. The Arizona Cardinals were one of the teams that were rumored to have been one of his most likely landing spots, but after they traded for Kevin Kolb, that avenue for Bulger was shut down. Bulger said that he had received interest from several teams, but after weighing his options, decided to retire.
"I am grateful to all my former teammates, coaches and my family," Bulger told ESPN.com. "I have a special place in my heart for coach Martz for giving me an opportunity.
"Moving forward, I'm excited to continue doing work through my foundation to help the men and women in uniform who risk their lives everyday so we can enjoy the game of football."
Bulger holds 25 passing records for the Mountaineers and threw for 8,153 yards in his Mountaineer career.