Mitchell Schwartz, Super Bowl champion and four-time All-Pro, retires from NFL

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Mitchell Schwartz announced his retirement from football Thursday.

Schwartz, who started his career with the Cleveland Browns before joining Kansas City Chiefsannounced this on Twitter.

“It has been almost two years since I injured my back. I had surgery last February and have been in rehab ever since. I feel as good now as I have since, but it is clear that my body will never be the same.” Schwartz wrote.

“Winning the Super Bowl was the pinnacle of my career. My streak of 7,894 shots in a row and 4 All-Pro nominations are my biggest personal accomplishments, far exceeding my own expectations.

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Mitchell Schwartz (center) of the Kansas City Chiefs prepares to block Von Miller of the Denver Broncos during the second quarter of their NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Dec. 12.  15, 2019.

Mitchell Schwartz (center) of the Kansas City Chiefs prepares to block Von Miller of the Denver Broncos during the second quarter of their NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Dec. 12. 15, 2019.
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“My last thanks to Kansas City and all the Chiefs fans. Being “Chief” is much more than wearing a red jersey. It has been a privilege for me to represent you on and off the field.”

Schwartz played American football at UCLA and started all 51 of the team’s games from 2008 to 2011. He was named second team All-Pac-10 as a junior and an All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic as a senior. The standout tackle was selected in the second round by the Browns in 2012 and signed with Kansas City as a free agent after the 2015 season.

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Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs congratulates Mitchell Schwartz after a first-quarter touchdown in the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 1.  19, 2020.

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs congratulates Mitchell Schwartz after a first-quarter touchdown in the AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 1. 19, 2020.
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Schwartz was a four-time All-Pro and won the 2019 Super Bowl with the Chiefs.

He had a remarkable Ironman streak of 7,894 straight snaps. Schwartz didn’t miss a game until he got injured in the 2020 season. During his career, he started 134 regular season games, as well as seven playoff games. During that postseason run, Schwartz didn’t turn in a sack and allowed only one pressure on the quarterback. Patrick Mahomes.

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Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks on the sidelines with fellow players Daniel Kilgore (left) and Mitchell Schwartz during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M and T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Sept. 10.  28, 2020.

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks on the sidelines with fellow players Daniel Kilgore (left) and Mitchell Schwartz during a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M and T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Sept. 10. 28, 2020.
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The 33-year-old man said that he and his wife Brooke, stay in Kansas City in the long run because of the connection he made with the city.

“I am forever the leader, and I would not like to be anywhere else,” he said.

Ryan Canfield of Fox News contributed to this report.