But this two-time Super Bowl champion and barbecue aficionado won’t let retirement slow him down. Now, he’s teaming up with Kingsford Charcoal to shake his tailgate tail feathers and hosting a farewell tailgate party for fans before the season opener on Sept. 7.
Off the field, this Renaissance man has a talent for grilling ribs and dancing like nobody’s watching – this summer’s ribs dance and rant against boiled ribs became an internet sensation. Similarly, last month’s retirement announcement featured a shirtless Wilfork, grilling tongs in hand, shaking his hips in front of a massive grill.
Wilfork is considered to be one of the premier defensive tackles in the NFL, and was named both to the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro team in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Ranked in the Top 100 Players of 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Vince’s viral retirement announcement video can be downloaded via this link: https://spaces.hightail. com/space/byOs85I6iG
Career highlights and awards
- 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXIX, XLIX)
- 5× Pro Bowl (2007, 2009–2012)
- First-team All-Pro (2012)
- 3× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2010, 2011)
- New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
- BCS national champion (2001)
- First-team All-Big East (2003)
Career NFL statistics