After eight seasons in the NFL, Jeremy Mincey is hanging up the cleats.
The former Florida defensive lineman announced his retirement on Tuesday.
I just Want to Give God all the Glory for allowing me to be a part of the NFL… What a Journey. I want to thank the Patriots organization for getting my foot in the Door. The 49rs for giving me a shot. The Jaguars for grooming me. The Broncos for the Super Bowl experience and the Dallas Cowboys for exploiting my Talents on and off the field. Thank you all Jeremy "Mr.Mince"Mincey Fans for keeping me inspired to take it this Far in my career. I just want you all to know family,fans, and Supporters gave me the hope to make it this far to inspire those who will come behind me. I played the game with love, passion and relentlessly to prove to people your Heart will take you as far as you want it to go. Trust me. I had half the talent a lot of guys had in this league.What separated me from the others was my will for victory. Even after retiring my Will for Victory will remain. Life is Short and all great things must end sooner or Later. 10 Training Camps, AFC Champion, NFC east, 3 Playoff appearances with3 different teams, Cowboys Defensive MVP'14. Shout out to my agent @christinaphill for believing in me. Coach Hill, Coach Breat, Coach Pennington, Coach Morrell, Jack Del Rio, Urban Myer, Ron Zook, Bill Miller, Jeremy Foley, Leon Lett, Rod Maranelli, Joe Cullen,Jerry Jones, Shad Kahn, Gene Smith, Shaq Harris, Jeff Kaiser, Taylor Breat, Bill Bellicheck and Many More. Love you all. Me and My family are grateful for you all playing a pivotal role in our life. You all are appreciated. God Bless. #MrMince Will Continue to inspire the world. Just a bit differently. #menmovingpositive tune in.
Mincey played for the Gators from 2004-05, collecting 62 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his final season en route to Second-Team All-SEC honors.
He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, but was released before signing on with the San Francisco 49ers. Mincey also had stints in Jacksonville, Denver, and most recently, the Dallas Cowboys.
The Statesboro, Ga., native finishes his NFL career with 151 tackles, 26 sacks, an interception and seven forced fumbles.