Five-time All Pro linebacker and 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL Tuesday.

The Carolina Panthers linebacker posted an emotional video on social media, explaining his decision. Kuechly, 28, said he still wants to play but doesn't think it's the right decision.

Kuechly played all eight seasons of his career with the Panthers. The 2012 first-rounder was named to seven Pro Bowl teams.

Kuechly finishes his career with 1,092 tackles, 18 interceptions, and 12.5 sacks.