Guard Daryn Colledge, who spent 2014 with the Miami Dolphins, has decided to retire after nine NFL seasons, his agent announced Wednesday on Twitter.
Colledge started 13 games for the Dolphins last year after stints with the Packers and Cardinals. The three games he missed ‒ the first of any kind in his NFL career ‒ were due to head and back issues.
“My friend and client [Colledge] is retiring after nine years in the NFL,” wrote agent Jeff Sperbeck. “Daryn did not miss a start, due to injury, during his 4 years of high school, 4 years at Boise St, and his first 8.5 years in the NFL. ... He had 122 consecutive starts in the NFL. He was a pro’s pro. He retires with a Super Bowl Championship, his health intact, great friendships and a financial stability.”
Colledge, 33, is a licensed pilot, Sperbeck added, and owns his own plane. He also partners with two former Packers offensive linemen in a wine label, 3 Fat Guys.
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Upon retirement, Colledge is moving to Italy for a year with wife Megan and their daughters, Sperbeck said.
“He’s truly a renaissance man,” Sperbeck added. “Congratulations on a career well played and a life well lived, thus far.”
▪ As expected, the Dolphins signed receiver LaRon Byrd, a former Miami Hurricane who spent part of last year on the Dolphins’ practice squad. Byrd, 25, has appeared in five games in his pro career with just one catch to his credit.