Travis Frederick Announces NFL Retirement At The Age Of 29 Because Of Health Issues

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NFL superstar Travis Frederick announced his retirement from the NFL due to health reasons Monday night.

The former Dallas Cowboys center announced that he was retiring from the league at the age of 29 because of his fight with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

In a statement released on Twitter, Frederick said the auto-immune disease stopped him from playing at the level used to be at.

“I know my days as a football player are done. I am proud of what I have accomplished in my career, and I walk away with my head held high,” Frederick explained to the fans. You can read his full statement below.

I’m not sure anybody really saw this coming. At the very least, I didn’t see it coming. Frederick was a dominant lineman in the league, and even dominated after he started his fight with this disease.

Now, at the age of 29, he’s decided he’s had enough, and he’s hanging up his cleats. It sounds like the fight with Guillain-Barré Syndrome has taken a toll on him and his ability to play football.


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It’s crazy how damn good Frederick was after getting it, but he still doesn’t view continuing to play as worth it.

Ultimately, that’s only a decision he can make, and he made it Monday night. Obviously, we wish nothing but the best for the former Wisconsin star.


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It’s sad to see a star in the league walk away, but it sounds like it’s the best decision for the now-former Cowboys sensation.