Marcus Trufant pulled out his phone and scrolled through it until he found his notes.

To his left were his wife and two brothers. To his right were his parents and agent. His four young daughters were in the crowd, along with about a hundred friends and family at the Seahawks’ training facility.

“I don’t want to take up a bunch of time,” he said. “I know how it gets when somebody gets in front of a microphone and they want to take all day to do and say exactly what’s on their heart.”

And then, for the next 15 minutes, Marcus Trufant put the final touches on a football career played entirely in the state of Washington.

He officially retired as a Seattle Seahawk on Thursday after 10 seasons in the NFL. Trufant, 33, spent his entire pro career playing cornerback for the Seahawks, most recently in 2012, after attending Wilson High School in Tacoma and Washington State.

He was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars in training camp before last season, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider told him then they wanted him to retire as a Seahawk if the opportunity presented itself.

The night before his ceremony, Trufant typed a few notes on his phone to guide him.

“I had a hard time,” he said. “I didn’t know if I wanted to write down everything I wanted to say and try to follow a script. I figured it would be better if I spoke from the heart, if I made a couple notes and made sure I didn’t forget nobody.”

He thanked his parents for teaching him hard work, from making him do chores to the family’s morning paper route. “It taught in me and instilled in me that hard work pays off,” Trufant said.