LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Jared Allen announced on Twitter Thursday that after 12 years in the NFL, he would be retiring.

In a unique and interesting fashion, Allen posted this video of himself on a horse “riding off into the sunset” to let fans know that he would be hanging up his cleats for good.

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Allen started his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004, where he played for four years before joining the Minnesota Vikings in 2008.

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He was selected to five Pro Bowls in his 12-year career and led NFL in sacks in 2007 and 2011.