While most of us are spending our day watching football, an NFL vet is calling it quits.

 After a nine-year career, tight end Jacob Tamme is finally hanging up the cleats.

Tamme announced the decision on Twitter today with a message thanking his friends, family, faith and his former teammates.

​​The Colts drafted Tamme in the fourth-round of 2008 draft and he played four seasons in Indianapolis before signing with the Broncos. There, he teamed up with Peyton Manning before finishing out his final two years with the Falcons. Tamme was placed on injured reserve late last season with a shoulder injury as his team narrowly missed out on a Super Bowl win.

Tamme won't be a Hall of Famer or a name the common fan will probably remember, but he had a solid career. He was a tough-nosed player who seemed very respected by his players and coaches alike. 

Now 2,570 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns later, Tamme is set to start a new chapter of his life and we wish him nothing but the best.