Dan Orlovsky, famous for running out of endzone, retires from NFL

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Dan Orlovsky is retiring from the NFL after 12 seasons on the sidelines. A fifth round pick of the Lions in 2005, Orlovsky started 12 games between the Lions and Colts while appearing with a few other teams.

Orlovsky is probably best remembered for running out of the endzone in a game against the Vikings and taking a safety in the process. He also once lost his helmet when he was with the Texans and almost cost the Colts a chance to draft Andrew Luck after he somehow performed well for the Colts at the end of the 2011 season.

One of my favorite fake 30 for 30’s was the one about Orlovsky running out of the endzone. So here it is for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Oh and to save you the goggle search here is Orlovsky’s missing helmet.

Orlovsky failed to make the Rams this season. He finishes his career with a 75.3 passer rating to go with 15 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, a 58.2 percent passer rating and 3,1,32 yards and of course one of the most memorable safeties of all time. We will all miss you Dan.