After playing often as a freshman and a sophomore, Georgia junior LB Rashad Roundtree didn’t play in a single game this fall.
That was because of concussion issues, and now the Bulldog defender is giving up the game he loves.
According to his Twitter page, Roundtree is retiring from football due to the number of concussions he’s sustained over the past couple of years:
As a result of a number of concussions, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that my journey in the path of football has come to an end. As a child, all of my dreams involved playing football and it deeply saddens me that I can’t play anymore…
— CallMeTree (@Rashad_Tr33) January 10, 2018
Roundtree was a 4-star recruit in the class of 2015. He played mostly on special teams during his Georgia career.
It’s always sad to see a player have to call it quits early due to injuries, but Roundtree is making the decision he feels is best for him.
Hopefully his next step in life is a good one as he learns to live without football.