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One of the most electrifying wide receivers to ever play the game has decided to call it a career as former Philadelphia Eagles superstar wide receiver DeSean Jackson has decided to retire from the NFL as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The team announced on Wednesday morning that DeSean Jackson will retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, Dec. 1 – presumably signing a one-year contract with the team before formally retiring. He will then be honored will be recognized as the Honorary Captain of the Game on Sunday when the Eagles host the San Francisco 49ers.

As the Eagles point out, Jackson’s name will be in the record books for what he accomplished during his time with the team.

  •  Became the first player in NFL history to earn Pro Bowl honors at two positions – kick returner and wide receiver.
  • Tied the NFL record with eight touchdowns of 50-plus yards in a single season.
  • His 52.8 yards per score average during the 2009 season was the highest in NFL history among players with at least 10 touchdowns in a season.
  • Became the second player in NFL history to score touchdowns via receiving, rushing, and punt return during each of his first three seasons.
  • Became the fifth player in NFL history to have eclipsed 900 or more receiving yards in each of his first four seasons.

It was a remarkable career for Jackson, and the NFL world had a lot to say about his retirement.

[Philadelphia Eagles]