Kentucky defensive back Taj Dodson has retired from the game of football amid a career full of injuries. The former Wildcat defensive back did not appear on updated 2023 roster lists and a school spokesperson confirmed the news Wednesday.

Dodson appeared in 19 games across his 4 years in Lexington and is a Kentucky graduate, having went through senior day festivities last fall.

The former 3-star prospect spent most of his time as a reserve CB, totaling 9 tackles and a pass deflection across his career.

Dodson had a huge start to his career out of high school, playing well against Florida before being preserved for a redshirt season. He missed 6 games due to injury in 2020 and suffered injury problems during the offseason before this past year. He appeared in 9 games for Kentucky in 2022.