Some unfortunate news to share from Rocky Top as one of the newest faces of the Tennessee football program has been forced to retire from the game.
In-state offensive lineman Melvin McBride revealed he will be forced to retire from the game due to “health problems” just days after arriving on campus. The 6-foot-3, 312-pound Memphis native from Whitehaven High School was expected to begin his Tennessee career as an interior lineman but now he’ll have to contribute to the program in a new manner as his playing career comes to a premature end.
McBride was rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite Rankings. He signed with Tennessee over Florida, Arkansas, Memphis and Indiana.
He is the official announcement from McBride’s Twitter account:
Today I Officially Announce My Retirement From Football Due To Health Problems. I Would Just Like To Say That Football Has Change My Life And Bless Me In Ways I Could Never Imagine. But Now God Has A New Journey For Me💯💪🏾. #60Forever
— Melvo💸🏈 (@mjmballin) June 12, 2019