Arian Foster decides to retire

Arian Foster
In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, photo, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster talks about mental health issues in Houston. Foster has joined New York Jets receiver Brandon Marshall’s PROJECT 375, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental illnesses and disorders. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster has retired effective immediately.

The former Valley Viking was midway through his 8th season in the league. Foster said his father told him he would know when to walk away.

“It has never been more clear than right now, ” said Foster. “I’m walking away with peace. I know it’s not commonplace to do it mid-season, but my body just can’t take the punishment this game asks for any longer. ”

Foster was plagued by injuries during his short stay with the Miami Dolphins this season. He had only 55 yards on 22 carries. He made a name for himself with the Houston Texans after coming out of Tennessee in 2009 as an un-drafted free agent.

The four time pro bowler finishes his career ranked first in yards from scrimmage per game with 115.2. He also leaves tied for the lead in touchdowns from scrimmage at 65. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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