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