Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pittsburgh Steelers great Troy Polamalu has apparently decided to retire after 12 seasons as one of the premier safeties in the NFL.

The news was first reported by the Uniontown Herald-Standard late Thursday night.

Polamalu, 34, played his entire career with the Steelers after they selected him with the 16th overall pick in the 2003 draft. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls and was a five-time All-Pro, the last coming in 2011.

The USC product helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls and finished with 32 interceptions, 14 forced fumbles, 12 sacks and five defensive touchdowns.