Wake Forest running back Tyler Henderson played last season as a true freshman, but he will not play another down of football, as he has decided to retire from the game of football due to an ongoing concussion. Last month Vanderbilt's presumed starting quarterback retired due to health concerns. 24 year old Chris Borland retired from the NFL after just one season due to health concerns.
We at Blogger So Dear are certainly thinking of Tyler and fully support the decision that Tyler, his loved ones, and his doctors made.
At this time I am unsure if Tyler will remain at Wake Forest University. Under NCAA rules he can remain on scholarship, but it will not go towards the maximum of 85 allowed. Former Wake Forest tight end Zach Gordon, who is currently a student-coach on the team, is another example of this rule.
UPDATE: I have been informed that Tyler will remain at Wake and will help coach the running backs.
I've had a concussion for almost 7 months now, and after lots of praying and talking to numerous doctors and loved ones, I have decided to retire from the game I love and that brings me so much joy. It is such a hard thing to do, but it's what's best for my future and my health. I hate that my football career had to end like this and this soon, but I know and I trust that God has a bigger plan for me - "The pain that you've been feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming" Romans 8:18. Keep me in your prayers.. Football, you will be missed