Free agent running back Justin Forsett announced on Wednesday that he has decided to retire from football.

Forsett spoke about calling it a career in a statement that was released on SportsSpectrum.com.

“It’s time. I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game I love,” the 31-year-old wrote. “It’s been an amazing ride and I’m grateful for every moment. My career has brought so many great people into my life, and I asked some of them to join me in saying goodbye.

“Against all odds, critics, and naysayers, I accomplished something great. Scouts measured my height and said I was too short. They measured my 40-yard dash and said I was too slow. They looked at my build and said I wouldn’t last. But they couldn’t measure my heart, my faith, and my perseverance.