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Northwestern receiver announces retirement from football due to head injuries

Northwestern receiver announces retirement from football due to head injuries
Published On: Wed, Feb 27
Sep 2, 2016; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears defensive tackle Ira Lewis (97) celebrates a defensive stop during the game against the Northwestern State Demons at McLane Stadium. The Bears defeat the Demons 55-7. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern superback Cameron Green announced his retirement from football on Monday. The junior from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, released a statement on Twitter, citing head injuries as his reason for retiring.

a€œUnfortunately, due to concussion and head injuries within my family, I have chosen to step away from the game,a€ Green said in aA tweetA from his account. a€œThough the love of the game will be everlasting in me, the love for family and health overpowers all.a€

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a€” Cameron (@footballcag) February 26, 2019

Green was slated to be one of the Wildcatsa€™ top pass-catchers heading into his senior season. After reeling in just 24 catches in his first two seasons, Green had a breakout year in 2018 afterA convertingA to superback, catching 57 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He finished the season ranked second on the team in receptions and third in receiving yards.

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