After an eight-year career in the NFL former Penn State and San Francisco 49ers great NaVorro Bowman is calling it a career.
The 49ers announced via Twitter on Tuesday that Bowman stopped by the team facility to announce his retirement from the league. His intention is to retire as a member of the franchise.
Bowman was with San Francisco from 2010-17 but was released by the franchise in the 2017 season. He played 10 more games with the Oakland Raiders that season.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 4, 2019
Bowman was a third-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Penn State. In his eight seasons in the NFL, the linebacker registered 798 tackles, 14 sacks, nine forced fumbles and five interceptions. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time First-Team All-Pro.
Prior to a stellar NFL career, Bowman was a standout player at Penn State. In three seasons with the Nittany Lions, he totaled 215 tackles, including 36 for loss. He also finished with three interceptions.
Bowman’s best season came in 2008, a year Penn State won a B1G title. That fall, the linebacker registered 106 tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss. He also had a career-high four sacks and was an All-B1G selection.