Steelers safety Troy Polamalu made it official on Friday, confirming that he would retire after 12 years with the team. Many on social media paid tribute to Polamalu:
Today is a day to celebrate the greatness, the man, the football player that is Troy! It is such an honor to (cont) http://t.co/JUr5NPapSA
— BigBen7.com (@_BigBen7) April 10, 2015
Thanks Troy for the memories. You inspired so many w/ your Preparation, Passion & Professionalism. A CLASS ACT! An Honor to coach u!
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) April 10, 2015
tpolamalu I only got four words for you…. I love you bro https://t.co/IsbwqnL6FZ
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) April 10, 2015
It's all good bruhda! You've done enough. Thank you my friend. Congrats & god bless! Love you https://t.co/47a33ZPmco
— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) April 10, 2015
Just wanted 2 thank @tpolamalu 4 being a great person & great teammate. U led by example in so many ways. 1 of the greatest teammates ever.
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 10, 2015
Congrats @tpolamalu on a Hall of Fame career.1 of the best to do it. Honored to have been your teammate. True role model on & off the field!
— Marcus Gilbert (@MarcusGilbert88) April 10, 2015
Congrats to my man @tpolamalu on a HOF career! It was an honor to play with you! And to think he's even a better guy off the field!
— Bruce Gradkowski (@bgradkowski5) April 10, 2015
Some of the greatest football plays that I have ever witnessed came from 43!!! #ThankYouTroy
— Matt Spaeth (@MattSpaeth89) April 10, 2015
— Trai Essex (@TraiDay79) April 10, 2015
Congrats to my big bro @tpolamalu one of the greatest the game has ever seen!!! Great role model, and one of the most genuine people ever!!
— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) April 10, 2015
— Tyrone Carter (@TyroneCarter954) April 10, 2015
Man! @tpolamalu was the 1st person to introduce himself to me when I arrived at camp last fall. I'll never forget that.
— Joshua Harris (@JoshHarris25) April 10, 2015
Living legend…..Salute to da great 43! pic.twitter.com/b3iEgaWVa4
— Antwon V. Blake (@ZillaMane41) April 10, 2015
Two of the greatest safeties to ever do it!! I was blessed with the privilege to line up on the same… https://t.co/7lMVEC1pa6
— Robert Golden (@R0bG0lden) April 10, 2015
@tpolamalu though we only played one yr together, one of my favorite people in the game to be around. Congrats on an amazing career!
— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) April 10, 2015
I didn't encounter many guys while playing football that I respected as men, but @tpolamalu was. What a winner actually is.
— The Artist (@baron_batch) April 10, 2015
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 10, 2015
— Ronnie Lott (@RonnieLottHOF) April 10, 2015
— Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) April 10, 2015
I will miss watching Troy Polamalu football. His head, and dare I say his shoulders, rose above those of his peers!
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) April 10, 2015
— Joe Manganiello (@JoeManganiello) April 10, 2015
— Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller) April 10, 2015
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 10, 2015
— Randy Bish (@Bishtoons) April 10, 2015
— Barry Reeger (@blreeger) April 10, 2015