Charles “Peanut” Tillman has announced his retirement from the NFL after a 13-year career. The announcement came via a video in which he is shown using his patented “Peanut Punch” repeatedly on pretty much anything he sees..
This might be the best retirement video I’ve seen. Tillman didn’t go conventional with thank yous and heartfelt statements. Nope, he went out like he played, by punching things loose repeatedly. At the end he clocks out and hangs up his cleats, signaling that he’s done.
For those not familiar with the “Peanut Punch,” Tillman gained notoriety for his ability to force fumbles. He always had a knack for punching balls loose and forced a whopping 44 fumbles during his career. In 2012 alone he forced 10, which is absurd. That season he even forced an NFL-record four in a single game against the Tennessee Titans.
The 35-year-old Tillman was a two-time Pro Bowler, a first-team All-Pro in 2012 and was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2013. He spent most of his career with the Chicago Bears before finishing it last season with the Carolina Panthers.