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Defensive End Torrence Brown Will Retire From Football Due To Injuries

Penn State football lost yet another player to early retirement on Saturday evening when Torrence Brown announced that his football career is over.

Brown is the fourth Nittany Lion whose career has ended in the month of August due to lingering health problems. He joins freshman cornerback Jordan Miner, veteran defensive end Ryan Buchholz, and quarterback Jake Zembiec.

The defensive end suffered a season-ending right knee injury in Penn State’s 56-0 victory over Georgia State last season in what turned out to be his final game as a Nittany Lion. 

“It has been tough coming to terms with this news,” Brown said on Twitter, “but I know that everything happens for a reason and God will continue to guide me. I will still be a part of the team for this upcoming season supporting from the sidelines.”

Brown’s retirement is yet another blow to Penn State’s defense, particularly its defensive line. Like Buchholz, Brown was expected to play a big role despite the fact that he was not likely to be ready for Penn State’s season opener against Appalachian State.

He finishes his college football career with 52 total tackles, including 12.5 for a loss, and two sacks.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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