Veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka retired from professional football on Friday.
"This journey as a player in the NFL is tough and it doesn't always go the way you want," he said. "I have some regrets, some (what-ifs) and (if-onlys). I learned from those moments and they kept me coming back better and more resilient. It's time now though to focus my energy on my family and hopefully making the world a better place for my sons. It's been an unexpected and incredible ride the last 12-plus years in the NFL and I will miss so much of it, but wouldn't change any of my experiences for the world. Here's to the future - onward and upward!"
Hauschka entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2008 and played his first two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. After several short stints for multiple teams, he joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2011.
He became one of the league's most reliable kickers in Seattle and helped the club win its first-ever Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVIII. Hauschka played for the Seahawks until 2016 and then joined the Buffalo Bills for three campaigns.
The 35-year-old appeared in one game this season for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who released him in October.
Hauschka finishes his NFL career with 264 field goals converted on 310 attempts (85.2%).