The Slatest

NFL Folk Hero Makes Greatest Retirement Announcement of All Time

Marshawn Lynch during the Beast Quake on Jan. 8, 2011, in Seattle.

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Seahawks running back Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch is an NFL fan favorite, beloved for his tough, indefatigable running style and for personality quirks like eating Skittles during games. That legend will only grow with the way he announced his retirement Sunday night:

Those Seahawks-green shoes are the same color as the ones Lynch was wearing during the signature play of his career, the legendary “Beast Quake” run over and through seven attempted tackles by the New Orleans Saints defense late in the fourth quarter of a playoff game at Seattle’s famously loud home field:

Godspeed, Beast Mode.