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Stephen Hauschka announces retirement

The former Bills kicker is hanging up his cleats

Stephen Hauschka is retiring from the NFL. The former Buffalo Bills placekicker shared his decision on Instagram with a heartfelt goodbye. Known as “Hausch Money,” the kicker took over kicking duties in Buffalo in 2017 after a lengthy tenure with the Seattle Seahawks. Hauschka remained with the team until late August of this year.

For those three years, Stephen Hauschka was a beloved member of the team on and off the field. Hauschka lived up to his nickname hitting over 86 percent of his field goals until an injury in Week 10 of 2018 versus the New York Jets. Off the field, Hauschka and his wife Lindsey started the “Hauschpups” program with the SPCA, paying the adoption fees for one animal for every field goal made during home games. Don’t worry, the program has continued with the Beane family under the name “Bills Muttfia.”

Hauschka’s farewell includes a reflection on the path that took him from soccer to the NFL with plenty of thanks along the way. That includes this shoutout; “To the fans, the 12s and bills mafia, two of the best, I always felt your unwavering passion for your team and city.” Make sure to read the entire announcement here. Best wishes in retirement Hausch Money.