A great run for a backup player has come to an end as Steelersâ nose tackle, Chris Hoke, has announced that he will retire after 11 seasons with Pittsburgh, the said in a released statement today.
Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Brigham Young University in 2001, Hoke spent the last 11 seasons as one of the most reliable backups on the Steelersâ defense. In 2004, Hoke had his most successful season, recording 27 tackles and one sack. In Hokeâs 18 career starts during the regular season, the Steelers had a record of 17-1.
Hoke was not under contract for the 2012 season.