Kyle Emanuel proved to be a valuable member of the Bolts from the moment they drafted him in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
A pending free agent, the linebacker took to Twitter Thursday morning to announce his retirement from the NFL.
The 6-3, 250-pound Emanuel appeared in 63 games for the Chargers with 32 starts. He ends his career totaling 143 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, six passes defensed, 4.0 sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. The 27-year old appeared in all 16 games for the Bolts in 2018, finishing with 27 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and that fumble recovery for a touchdown. He also logged six tackles during the Bolts' postseason run.
Emanuel began his career with a bang, recording a sack and interception in his first ever game. Thus, it's only fitting that he ended his NFL tenure with an equally memorable moment, scooping up a loose ball and rumbling 18 yards for a touchdown.