RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Special-teams ace Sean Morey has retired from the Seattle Seahawks.

Morey was a 1995 graduate of Hebron Academy, where he was an all-conference all-star and New Enmgland Class D football player of the year.

A team spokesman announced the move Saturday morning, minutes before the Seahawks started training camp. Morey was a Pro Bowl selection in 2008 with Arizona, and he signed a free-agent contract with Seattle this offseason.

The 34-year-old has been a leader in raising awareness of head injuries. Last season, he was named co-chair of the NFL Players Association’s concussion and traumatic brain injury committee.

This spring Morey admitted the revelation that the late Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry had brain damage, likely from repeated blows to the head, rattled him.

Morey played college football at Brown and was the school’s first player to have his number retured.

He was drafted in the seventh round by the New England Patriots. He also played for Eagles, Steelers and Cardinals during his nine-year career.


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