Arian Foster has called it quits.
In an unexpected move, the veteran running back announced his retirement on Monday night.
Foster made the announcement on social media.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) October 25, 2016
The four-time Pro Bowl running back played eight seasons in the NFL. He spent seven years with the Houston Texans before joining the Miami Dolphins.
Foster’s prime years came in Houston where he was regarded as one of the best all-around running backs in the league. He’s Houston’s all-time leading rusher with 6,472 yards and 54 touchdowns. However, various leg injuries took a toll on the running back and negatively impacted his ability over the last couple years.
The 30-year-old signed a one-year deal with Miami over the offseason after a torn Achilles cut his final season with the Texans short. He appeared in four games with the Dolphins in 2016.
Foster cited that he can’t take “the punishment” that the NFL demands anymore.
The Tennessee product ends his NFL career with 6,527 rushing yards, 2,346 receiving yards and 68 touchdowns.