Football, Blue White game, NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers

Former Penn State and current Oakland Raiders linebacker NaVorro Bowman has a laugh with his former teammates in the south end zone during the Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

NaVorro Bowman announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from the NFL.

Bowman announced the news at the San Francisco 49ers headquarters as Bowman wishes to retire as a 49er.

The former Nittany Lions was drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft by the 49ers and spent seven seasons with the organization.

Bowman earned All-Pro honors four times from 2011-13 and 2015. The linebacker also appeared in the Pro Bowl three times.

Bowman was a part of the 49ers’ run to three straight NFC Championships and their trip to Super XLVII, where they were deafted by the Ravens.

In 2014, Bowman missed the entire season due to knee injury suffered in the 2013 playoffs.

San Francisco released Bowman in October during the 2017 season. Bowman went on to conclude the year with the Oakland Raiders.

Bowman played at Penn State from 2007-2009.

In 2007, Bowman was part of a team that won the Alamo Bowl over Texas A&M.

The next year Bowman stared on a team that was co-champions of the Big Ten and went on to play USC in the Rose Bowl.

In 2009, Penn State once again won 11 games and defeated LSU in the Capital One Bowl to end the season.

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