Tennessee Vols offensive lineman Eric Crosby announced on Wednesday that he’s retiring from football due to health reasons.
The Virginia Beach native tweeted that he has been battling a knee injury over the last year that would “not get right”. Crosby says he’s retiring from football, after consulting with doctors and his parents, to protect his longterm health.
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Crosby was part of Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class. He was ranked in high school by 247Sports as the No. 7 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 12 defensive tackle in the nation.
The former All-State standout didn’t play in any games as a freshman in 2017. He redshirted this past season in Jeremy Pruitt’s first year at UT.
Crosby isn’t the only Vols offensive lineman to medically retire this off-season. Injuries also forced Chance Hall and Tanner Antonutti to close the books on their football careers early.
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