Pro Bowl Punter Announces Retirement

One of the Cincinnati Bengals' all-time longest-tenured players is finally calling it a career. Veteran punter Kevin Huber took to Twitter Friday morning to announce his retirement after 14 seasons. Huber appeared in 216 games for the Bengals, a franchise record. He earned his first and only Pro Bowl in 2014 after averaging 46.8 yards per punt for a 10-5-1 Bengals team. He toiled through 12 straight seasons without a playoff win before eventually participating in the Bengals' improbable trip to the Super Bowl following the 2021 season.

Huber enjoyed a long, productive run with the Bengals, never playing a single snap for another team. He walks away from the game after a relatively injury-free career, having missed only eight out of a possible 224 games since coming into the league as the 142nd pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. He retires with a little over $28.4 million in career earnings. Apparently, punting is nice work if you can get it.

Huber was never a true star in the league, and he suffered through a relatively fruitless era for the Bengals, but he's clearly leaving the sport in high spirits and with fond memories. Getting out of the NFL with good health and good money is something to be grateful for, and he should enjoy his well-earned walk into the sunset.  

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