Ex-Patriots lineman explains why he retired from football at 26

Ex-Patriots lineman explains why he retired from football at 26Ex-Patriots lineman explains why he retired from football at 26.

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After winning a college football national championship and a Super Bowl in successive seasons, Bryan Stork enjoyed an achievement that few players get to experience. Yet his football career officially ended in March, 2017 after not playing at all during the 2016 season.

The reason for his retiring from the NFL, as Stork explained in a recent interview with Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American . was his health. Having suffered multiple concussions, Stork decided it was in his best interest to end his playing days.

“Listen, I’m not a doctor,” Stork told Munz. “I don’t research those things. I’ve been through those things and I had to make the best decision for myself. And every player, at some point, will have to make that decision.

Stork joins a growing list of players who have retired earlier in their careers due to concussions (Stork also experienced a neck injury that played a role in his decision.

“I just felt like it was the right time to walk away,” Stork explained in the same interview. “Just for a better life. For my future family. Kids, things like that.

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