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Longtime Minnesota Vikings linebacker and South Dakota native Chad Greenway will announce his retirement Tuesday, the team announced.

Greenway will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. at Winter Park in Eden Prairie. 

Greenway, who was named the Argus Leader Elite 45 captain in 2000, led Stickney-Mount Vernon to two consecutive South Dakota nine-man titles in 1999 and 2000 before he played college football at Iowa.

Greenway, who ranks fourth in franchise history with 1,334 career tackles, played 11 seasons and appeared in 156 career games with 144 starts for the Vikings. Chosen with the 17th overall selection in the 2006 NFL Draft, Greenway earned two Pro Bowl nods (2011 and 2012), was selected Second Team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2012 and was voted the Vikings Defensive MVP three times (2010, 2012 and 2013) throughout his career.

He was named to the All-Mall of America Field Team in 2013, a recognition as one of the greatest Vikings to play in the Metrodome during its 32-year existence. He also solidified himself as a leader within the Minnesota community with his philanthropic endeavors and was named the Vikings Community Man of the Year in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is contemplating retirement after a 11-year NFL career. Wochit

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