Tackle Anthony Davis to Retire

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The San Francisco 49ers announced Friday that T Anthony Davis has informed the team he plans to retire from the National Football League.

"The 49ers organization thanks Anthony for his contributions to our team over the last five seasons and wishes him the best as he moves on from the game," said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.

Originally the 11th overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, Davis has started all 71 games in which he has appeared, as well as eight postseason contests. He and his fellow 49ers offensive linemen were named the 2012 recipients of the Madden's Most Valuable Protectors Award, given annually to the NFL's top offensive line as selected by the Hall of Fame coach.

A 25-year-old native of Piscataway, NJ, Davis attended Rutgers University where he played in 38 games (32 starts) for the Scarlet Knights.

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