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Chance Sorrell Ends His Penn State Football Career Due To Injuries

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The offensive lineman has made the difficult decision to end his football-playing career after dealing with countless injuries.

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While we as Penn State football fans have been showered with nothing but good news for nearly the past 48 hours, there is unfortunately some sad news for one Chance Sorrell. Earlier this evening, Chance announced via his Twitter account, that he would be retiring from football due to nagging injuries. The full text of his announcement can be seen below (you’ll have to click on the image to read the entire thing):

While it is nice to see that Chance will remain closely involved with the program, it is always sad to see anyone’s dreams of playing major college football end in this manner. Chance was actually James Franklin’s very first recruit at Penn State, literally flipping his verbal commitment from Vanderbilt to PSU just five hours after Franklin’s introductory press conference. Coming into Happy Valley at 6’6” and 263 pounds, the hope was that a couple of seasons in the strength and conditioning program would have him ready to compete for some serious playing time by this point in his career. As is life in general, things don’t always go according to plan, as Chance was plagued throughout his career with an injury bug that hampered his progress towards being able to contribute on the field.

That being said, Chance will still continue to make an impact within the program’s strength and conditioning staff but most importantly, is still well on his way towards earning his Penn State degree. We here at BSD wish Chance the best of luck with the remainder of his time at PSU and beyond.