Former quarterback LeFevour announces retirement

Former CMU quarterback Dan LeFevour watches the Chippewas take on the Western Michigan Broncos from the sideline during Saturday's game at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.

Former Central Michigan quarterback and three-time Mid-American Conference champion Dan LeFevour announced his retirement Feb. 10 on Twitter.

"It's been a heck of a ride," LeFevour tweeted. "But there is a time and a place for everything.  It's time for my family and I to move on to the next chapter."

LeFevour played quarterback from 2006 to 2009. During that time, he threw for 12,905 yards and 102 touchdowns and ran for 2,948 yards with a program-high 47 rushing touchdowns. 

In 2009, he was named MVP of the MAC Championship game. He was named MAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2009. 

The former CMU star was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. LeFevour bounced around the league as a third-string quarterback and spent time on multiple practice squads, but left for the Canadian Football League in 2012. 

LeFevour made his first CFL start in 2014. He finished his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.