Former Ohio State wide receiver/cornerback Chris Gamble has decided to retire after nine NFL seasons. The 29-year-old was recently released by the Carolina Panthers, where he has spent his entire career. Gamble owns franchise records for most passes intercepted and most passes defended. He figured to be a highly sought-after free agent.
His agent, Carl Poston, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Gamble decided to retire rather than enter the market.
“A number of teams have expressed interest in Chris Gamble,” Poston said. “However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire. Even though he still loves football, he told me that he’s decided to focus on life after football. Chris has been a class act. I have represented him for nine years, ever since he came out of Ohio State. He’s been an ideal client and he was one of the best corners in game.
“He’s doing it the right way. He has taken care of his money and his investments to retire successfully, and now I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Gamble had 27 interceptions, 94 passes defended, 508 tackles, one sack and two touchdowns during his nine-year career. He's well-known in Columbus for his role on the 2002 national championship team at Ohio State. Gamble's interception return for a touchdown against Penn State that season was one of the highlights of the season and is still remembered as one of the great moments in Ohio Stadium history.