La’Roi Glover Retires – NFL betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

After 13 seasons in the NFL, six of which were Pro Bowl seasons, defensive tackle La’Roi Glover has retired.

Glover played with the St. Louis Rams last season but was not re-signed.  "I’m blessed that I was able to play this game that I love for so long," Glover said, "It has been such an incredible journey."

NFL betting information shows that Glover was a fifth-round pick by the Raiders in 1996.  He played with the Saints (20 to 1 in 2009 NFL betting odds to win the Super Bowl) from 1997 to 2001 and the Dallas Cowboys (16 to 1 in 2009 NFL betting odds to win the Super Bowl) from 2002 to 2005.  He was the NFL’s sack leader in 2000 and finished his career with 83.5 sacks which is good for 37th all-time as online betting statistics show. "I still love the game with the same passion I had as a young player in high school, so I plan to always be attached to it in some way, whether commentating, working in the front office, or scouting," Glover said, "But who knows what opportunities await in the next chapter of my life."

It is rare for a defensive tackle to lead the league in sacks but that is exactly what Glover did in 2000.  NFL odds stats show that during a three year period between 1998 and 2000 he was third behind only Kevin Carter and Warren Sapp in sacks as sports betting information tells us. He had 21.5 sacks in four seasons in Dallas as NFL odds statistics show, and 12 in three seasons with the Rams. "I’ve always believed that if you’re not 100 percent (committed), then it’s time to go," Glover said. "You can’t go into the season at 95 percent. I had to weigh, do I want to play one more year and move my family again or do I want to start a new chapter in my life?" The 2000 season was the year in which the Saints made the playoffs and won a playoff game for the first time in their history.  His play that season was a big reason the Saints made the playoffs.  His 17 sacks are the second most in a season recorded by an interior defensive lineman as NFL betting stats show.  Only Minnesota’s Keith Millard has made more sacks in a season as he had 18 in 1989.

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