DE Brown becomes latest Penn State player to retire

The Sports Xchange

August 19, 2018 at 12:07 pm.

Penn State defensive end Torrence Brown became the third player in the last week with the Nittany Lions to announce his retirement from football because of injuries.

Five players overall, including incoming offensive line recruit Nana Asiedu (heart condition), have announced their retirement from football after fall camp started.

“Due to multiple injuries and surgeries, my career at Penn State has come to an end,” Brown said in a statement shared on his Twitter account. “It has been tough coming to terms with this news but I know that everything happens for a reason and God will continue to guide me.”

Brown missed the majority of the 2017 season due to a knee injury suffered early in the year. He had hoped to return to the field this fall. Brown said he intends to follow through with the winter semester to earn his degree.

Last week, Ryan Buchholz and Jordan Miner announced their retirements from the game. Quarterback Jake Zembiec also has retired due to a shoulder injury.

“We’re kind of having a strange year, to be honest with you,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said recently. “It’s challenging for them, it’s challenging for their parents, it’s challenging for us as a staff, in terms of managing a roster and depth, and those types of things. Most importantly, it’s difficult (because) this is their dream. This is their ultimate dream.”