Lineman ends 13-year NFL career

Updated: February 16, 2004, 5:22 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina offensive guard Kevin Donnalley retired Monday after 13 seasons, ending his career with a Super Bowl appearance.

Kevin Donnalley
Donnalley

"I'm very tired," said the 35-year Donnalley, who started every game the last two seasons for the Panthers. "I'd be lying if I said a part of me didn't want to go to training camp and see if I could do it again."

Donnalley, who went to high school in Raleigh and college at North Carolina, began his pro career in Houston in 1991 and played six years with the Oilers before moving with the franchise to Tennessee in 1997. He also played for Miami.

He signed with his homestate Panthers three years ago and immediately helped overhaul the team's once-porous offensive line.

This season, the Panthers' line helped Stephen Davis run for a career-best 1,444 yards while setting franchise records for team rushing (2,091 yards) and fewest sacks allowed (26).


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