Adam Vinatieri, Yankton-native and NFL all-time scoring leader, announces retirement

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One of the most remarkable careers in NFL history is coming to a close.

Yankton native and Rapid City Central graduate kicker Adam Vinatieri announced on the Pat McAfee show today that his is retiring from football.

“Should we just make it real? Should we say, hey we’re done? We’re riding off into the sunset…put it this way, hey let me see – today is what, Wednesday? By Friday, if paperwork goes in, you heard it here first.”

Vinatieri is the all-time scoring leader in the NFL.

He is three-time all-pro and a four-time Super Bowl winner, and kicked the game winning field goal in two of those Super Bowl wins. Vinatieri is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where he was a four-year letterman and finished his collegiate career as SDSU’s all-time leading scorer.

The future Hall of Famer scored a total of 2,673 points for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts over 24 seasons in the league.

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