First it was Steve Yzerman. Then Nicklas Lidstrom.
Now, it's Jason Hanson.
Hanson announced his retirement today after 21 seasons as the placekicker for the Detroit Lions. Hanson was a model of consistency and excellence on a team that has had little of either in the last 30 years.
Here is the Detroit News article on his decision and his career.
Thanks, Jason, for your class and for being the one Lion you could always count on.