Former New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans running back Derrick Ward announced his retirement on Tuesday.

"To all my fans just wanted to let u know its been a great ride the last 9yrs but I'm calling it a career. I thank u all for believing in me,!" Ward said on his Twitter account.

The former seventh-round pick rushed for a career-high 1,025 yards with the Giants in 2008.

Over the course of his nine-year career, the 31-year-old ran for 2,628 yards and 12 touchdowns.