Romeo Crennel announced his retirement on Monday after 50 years as a football coach. After more than a decade coaching at the collegiate level, Crennel joined the New York Giants as a special teams coach in 1981. He went on to play for the Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, and Houston Texans during the course of his career.
Crennel was a part of five Super Bowl victories, two with the Giants as an assistant and three with the Patriots. “Football has been my entire life, and coaching for 50 years has been a dream come true,” Crennel said in a statement. “I owe a debt of gratitude to all of my friends who have assisted and supported me throughout my career. I’d want to thank the fans and owners of the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, and Houston Texans in particular for enabling me to contribute to a sport that I’ve long admired.” Crennel has not stated what he intends to do once he retires. The Texans have yet to make a firm selection on his replacement.