Cornerback Charles Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, tweeting the news with an amusing video.
In the video, he uses his signature "Peanut Punch" to knock everyday items out of the hands of his family members and friends before hanging up his cleats at a time clock that's below a sign that reads: "Best Day Ever."
It's been real ✌🏿️https://t.co/bM9lLkw9wi— Charles Tillman (@peanuttillman) July 18, 2016
The video ends with a message from Tillman: "Thanks for all the love and support on and off the field."
That is followed by a screen that includes four hashtags (#BestDayEver, #PeanutPunch, #KeepPounding and #BearDown), one in each corner.
The video ends with a screen that reads: "Peanut Out!"
"I've had 13 amazing years on two great teams and I'm just thankful for the love and support that I got from my teammates, the fans and my coaches," Tillman told ChicagoBears.com. "I'm thankful to everyone who has helped me get to where I am right now because I definitely didn't do it by myself."
Tillman, 35, signed a one-year deal with the Panthers last offseason after spending his first 12 NFL seasons with the Chicago Bears.
The Panthers and Bears tweeted congratulations to Tillman.
@Panthers Thanks...you guys are awesome. #KeepPounding— Charles Tillman (@peanuttillman) July 18, 2016
Congrats on an amazing career, Charles. #ThanksPeanut for the memories. pic.twitter.com/Dz32PPTKK3— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) July 18, 2016
Tillman was a two-time Pro Bowl selection. He forced 42 fumbles with his "Peanut Punch" during his first 12 seasons, more than any defensive back since the statistic began being recorded in 1984.
He forced two more fumbles and had two interceptions last season, giving him 44 career forced fumbles and 38 interceptions.