Former Iowa, starting NFL center announces retirement at age 30
Former Iowa center and Seattle Seahawks starter Austin Blythe announced Tuesday that he would be retiring from football at the age of 30 after 7 years in the NFL.
Blythe has played for 4 NFL franchises across his time in the NFL. He started in Indianapolis after being drafted 248th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent just 1 season in Indianapolis before finding a home in Los Angeles with the Rams. After 4 years in LA, he moved to Kansas City and finally Seattle this past season.
He started every game on the offensive line for the Seahawks last season and was set to become a free agent this year:
Seahawks’ starting center Austin Blythe, who was scheduled to be a free agent, announced his retirement from the NFL at age 30. https://t.co/tXZfwyM4oH
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2023
Blythe spent 5 years in Iowa City, redshirting his freshman year before seeing game action in Year 2. In total, he started 49 of 50 games he appeared in at Iowa.